Joanlee, (artist/songwriter) is from Long Beach, CA. He started performing at a young age singing at his church which then led to him writing poems & lyrics. Growing up in an urban community and being the only son of a single mother, music was his only refuge. He was heavily into R&B and Hip-Hop. He then taught himself how to record & started hitting up open mics, coffee shops & any club to perform, just so he could to gain exposure. After that, he stumbled upon YouTube and began uploading cover songs. Years later he was discovered by a major label songwriter/producer which led him to Atlanta, GA in pursuit of signing to a major label deal.
Sadly, after a year of anticipation & a roller coaster of emotions, the deal was never finalized. This then led him to pursue his dreams as a songwriter even harder. He was then discovered by “LiL Eddie” (an accomplished songwriter) who took him under his wings & mentored him for over a year. During that time, he honed his skills and gained a lot of knowledge of how the real music industry works. And since then, has been in studio sessions with some of the top artists/producers/songwriters (Keke Palmer, Oak, Happy Perez, Ryan Leslie, Kevin McCall, Andre Merritt, Toby Gad and many more).
He’s been the “behind the scenes” guy for a while writing and mixing for many artists. But now, he’s stepping into the forefront as an artist to fulfill his void and to be heard. He’s debut album “Under The Radar” is pretty much a testiment to that.