Jai’Len Josey is a 23-year old singer-songwriter and actress. Growing up in the Atlanta R&B and hip hop music scene, Josey was heavily influenced by smooth pop tunes rooted in live soulful R&B music. At the age of 16, she made her professional debut on Broadway in Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. In 2019, she created the score for Oil of Olay’s “Rhythm of Olay” ALS musical commercial campaign, which garnered more than 1.4 million views on YouTube.
Jai’Len released her debut EP in 2020 titled Illustrations. Since then her songs have been featured on The Terrell Show, SHOWTIME’s visual album for The Chi, and most recently, Sephora’s Hall of Black Beauty Campaign. She also won BET’s first AmpliFIND competition in April 2021. In February 2021, Jai’Len signed with Sony Music Publishing as a songwriter and has since worked with Ari Lennox and SiR.
Josey is currently signed with Hillman Grad Records – the new home of hip-hop and R&B, founded by Lena Waithe, in partnership with Def Jam Records, where she is working on her upcoming album set to release in 2022. Under Hillman Grad Records, Jai’Len performed at this year’s Essence Fest which was a “bucket-list moment” for the young singer-songwriter.