He wrote his first song in his first year of high school while living in Guyana. SAINt JHN's debut full-length, the independent release Collection One, arrived in 2018 and reached number 95 on the Billboard 200. Prior to adopting the Saint Jhn stage name, he performed and wrote using his birth name, Carlos St. John (or Carlos Saint John). Once upon a time in Georgetown, Guyana, the rapper headlining the NOT A CULT PART TWO tour headlined a room in the back of his father’s house. But the contact with Beyoncé opened the door to their collaboration on her song "Brown Skin Girl," from her hit 2019 album "The Lion King: The Gift." Since he didn't seem to be making headway in California, SAINt JHN moved back to New York. [10] The following month, Saint Jhn released another original track, "3 Below". Prior, John wrote songs for a number of acts, including Jidenna, Hoodie Allen, Usher, and Kiesza, among others. Phillips was born in Brooklyn, New York and is of Guyanese descent. SAINt JHN's Thorny Rise to Fame — from Living in Guyana to Beyoncé Turning down 'Roses' December 01, 2020 | by Manuela Cardiga Rapper SAINt JHN had his breakthrough into the charts and the biggest international hit of the year with a song that was originally rejected by Beyoncé. Maybe you start at the beginning, before SAINt JHN was SAINt JHN. Saint Jhn His big break came after attempting to … [16] In October of that year, he played at two festivals, Rolling Loud and the Voodoo Experience. You may request that your data not be shared with third parties here: SAINt JHN's Thorny Rise to Fame — from Living in Guyana to Beyoncé Turning down 'Roses', a song called “Hurricanes and Tornadoes.”, Katz's belief in his songwriting abilities. Guyana's very own, SAINt JHN performing LIVE at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, one of the biggest musical stages in the world. He released his first album under the Saint Jhn moniker, Collection One, in March 2018. He's made it, he got his first hit, but from now on SAINt JHN is going to be singing his own songs, and speaking his truths, changing the world — just like he used to dream back in the day, watching his big brother rap in a street corner in Brooklyn. Check out this clip of SAINt JHN's Interview WIth Baller Alert. The rapper/singer, songwriter, and producer was known behind the scenes for his work with the likes of Kiesza and Usher before he advanced with his first album, Collection One (2018). "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. We were just trying to get there.”, And try he did. Noting the favorable exchange rate between the two nations, their Brooklyn-based mother regularly sent money to support SAINt JHN and his siblings. And it worked.”. [8][9] Soon after, he was flown to Los Angeles by music executive, Zach Katz. Contact Booking Entertainment now at 212-645-0555. At that time, the already-released songs on the album had accrued 50 million total streams on various platforms. (...) I didn’t realize that meant that I had my own identity.”. He also released another new song, "Hermes Freestyle". [24], Guyanese-American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Career. Saint Jhn is a Brooklyn-born singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. The 34-year-old, Guyanese-bred singer, cranked up the intensity, removed his jacket and began hopping around on stage to the beat of his song. But SAINt JHN didn't give up on "Roses." Bringing charisma to the job of survival is what got SAINt JHN here. On October 26, he revealed the album's artwork, tracklist, and release date as November 20, 2020. At that time SAINt JHN's older brother was a rapper, and his street performances so impressed him that he decided he wanted to follow in his footsteps. Booking Entertainment makes it easy, get booking agency, pricing and availability information for booking SAINt JHN for clubs, casinos, corporate events, weddings, private parties & public concerts worldwide. [12] He followed that with two more songs in 2016, "Roses"[13] and "Reflex". Everything I do is going to be a subsequent to that.”. In 2010 SAINt JHN was crashing on a friend's couch in Harlem while he saved up the money to record his first projects in a studio — which cost at that time $25-30 hour. Born Carlose St. John Phillips, SAINt JHN a talented musician who is making waves on the international scene said much of his upbringing was spent split between, Brooklyn New York and Dennis Street, Cambellville in Guyana. 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My name is SAINt JHN, that’s my real name, it’s spelled a little different tho. Big, great, incredible songs that change culture. He said: “They tell you that one song will change your life in songwriting, and we believed it at the time. He included the song in his 2018 debut album, "Collection One," and the song started gaining traction in Europe. Inspired by Katz's belief in his songwriting abilities, SAINt JHN poured all his resources into recording new material and tried to write songs for Rihanna. He began creating music when he was twelve years old and was inspired by his older brother, who would rap in the neighborhood with friends. I’m from Brooklyn, I spent half my childhood growing up in Georgetown, Guyana. [15], In February 2017, Jidenna's album, The Chief, was released featuring the song, "Helicopters / Beware" which Jhn co-wrote. Saint Jhn at DKNY 30th anniversary party in September 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images. [5][6], Prior to adopting the Saint Jhn stage name, he performed and wrote using his birth name, Carlos St. John (or Carlos Saint John). Rapper Carlos St. John Phillips, best known to his millions of fans as SAINt JHN, has had the biggest hit of the year with a song that was originally rejected by Beyoncé, "Roses". The song was out there, and it wasn't long before "Roses" was climbing the Hot 100 chart. When he was growing up, he split his time between Brooklyn and Guyana. "Roses" might have gone unnoticed Stateside, but it was burning up the charts around the world, going gold, platinum, and diamond in country after country. Or listen to Saint Jhn, the MTV Push artist for November 2020, tell the story of his upbringing bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn and Guyana and how it left him with plenty of questions about his very self. Guyana’s borders have been closed since March and the rapper, who is best known for his hit single Roses, has been unable to visit her. [24], In early October 2020, Saint Jhn was among the acts who performed live for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, following the success of "Roses". Even though he had steady work, SAINt JHN was still hearing a lot of rejections. He is best known for his single "Roses", initially released in 2016. Growing up, he split his time between Brooklyn and Guyana. [2][3] Career Jhn performing in May 2018. Over the next five years, SAINt JHN co-wrote Hoodie Allen’s 2012 breakout hit, “No Interruption”; worked on several songs on Kiesza’s debut record in 2014, "Hideaway.". Jhn's mother, Sharon Rosita St. John, born in Guyana, was briefly an actress on British television (including the role of Kate Moses in Brookside) before moving to the United States in the 1980s. Lil Baby) - Single by SAINt JHN", Recording Industry Association of America, "All I Want Is a Yacht - Single SAINt JHN", "Anything Can Happen (feat. Growing up, he split his time between Brooklyn and Guyana. Back then, he was Carlos St. John, the kid from Bushwick who criss-crossed between Brooklyn and Guyana all throughout his childhood before finding himself flown out to Los Angeles to write songs for Rihanna. The rapper/singer, songwriter, and producer was known behind the scenes for his work with the likes of Kiesza and Usher before he advanced with his first album, Collection One (2018). [23] The song later received two other remixes, with Future and J Balvin, respectively. My name is SAINt JHN, that's my real name, it's spelled a little different tho. SAINt JHN worked with Usher on the writing and production of the song "Crash” from the singer's  2016 "Hard II Love" album, but that breakout hit was still out of reach. He opined the two Geographic locations as worlds apart from a … Saint Jhn was born in New York, but his family’s roots are in Guyana. A "Roses" remix was picked up on TikTok and used as backing music in over 3 million videos, including the platform's biggest influencer, Charli D’Amelio. So there's no scene because there's no economy for it, but there's a space because everything that spills over dancehall and reggae, spills over. After returning home, Saint Jhn co-wrote the 2012 Hoodie Allen song, "No Interruption". Sharing the moment on Instagram, SAINt JHN wrote: “I surprised my mom in Guyana. In 2015, a glimmer of light hinted at the success to come. The … SAINt JHN shared writing credits with Beyoncé, Nigerian singer Wizkid and Blue Ivy Carter. Sharing the moment on Instagram, SAINt JHN wrote: “I surprised my mom in Guyana. The album includes the songs "High School Reunion, Prom", featuring Lil Uzi Vert, "Monica Lewinsky, Election Year", featuring DaBaby and A Boogie wit da Hoodie, as well as "Pray 4 Me", featuring Kanye West. To promote his work, he created a fake firm, Taylor Foor PR. [14] In October 2016, it was announced that Saint Jhn would open up for Post Malone during a run of shows on the West Coast. The idea that he was being promoted and not just walking in off the streets got SAINt JHN's work listening time, and he started garnering recognition. JHN, who recently signed to Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder, Biggs Burke's New Management Company, … Giggs & SAINt JHN) - Single by Marshmello and Southside", NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saint_Jhn&oldid=999927032, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. SAINt JHN,who was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent parts of his childhood in Georgetown, Guyana is featured at the intro and outro of the song, along with Beyonce‘s seven -old daughter Blue Ivy, who made her singing debut on the track. He wrote his first song in his first year of high school while living in Guyana. SAINt JHN recounted: “He says to me, ‘Do you want to rap, or do you want to make a million dollars?' He began creating music when he was twelve years old and was inspired by his older brother, who would rap in the neighborhood with friends. It sounded like someone you should respond to. ... SAINt JHN … Saint Jhn Quotes So when I was a kid in Guyana, I would run barefoot in the street and bathe in the rain. I'm from Brooklyn, I spent half of my childhood growing up in Georgetown, Guyana. SAINt JHN explains how splitting time between Brooklyn and Guyana influenced his worldview, shares the first album he bought and talks about his philosophies on music and life. He said: "I tried to be as generic as I possibly could and take my perspective away, but I just couldn’t. A 2019 remix of "Roses" by Kazakh DJ Imanbek helped the song become a worldwide hit; reaching the top 5 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Carlos St. John Phillips[1] (born August 26, 1986),[2][3] known professionally as Saint Jhn (stylized as SAINt JHN), is an American-Guyanese rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 17:21. Picture that, showers falling from the sky in the middle of the Caribbean. SAINt JHN promised his account that he wouldn't spend his rap money on jewelry, but life hasn't quite worked out that way. SAINt JHN revealed: “You’re going to see a lot more hits. There's no real music scene in Guyana, but there's a music space. The song was suddenly #1 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Canada to name but a few. SAINt JHN) - Single by Teflon Sega", "Been Thru This Before (feat. SAINt JHN specializes in slow jams that are lyrically lucid and sonically shadowy. [18][19] In early March, he released the song, "Albino Blue",[20] and on March 30, 2018, his debut album was released. I was dirt poor in Brooklyn and some version of rich in Guyana, because apparently 2 nickels can buy you a sports car in a 3rd world country. Looking to hire or book SAINt JHN for a event? The mother of rapper SAINt JHN got the surprise of a lifetime today when he popped up at her home in Guyana. He wrote his first song in his first year of high school while living in Guyana. They give you that carrot on a stick. His time in Guyana is an inspiration in his music. [17] In February 2018, Saint Jhn released "I Heard You Got Too Litt Last Night". For two months, he wrote songs for Rihanna, but none of his records were accepted. That was a real thing. SAINt JHN specializes in slow jams that are lyrically lucid and sonically shadowy. SAINt JHN is a professional rapper, singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, NY who grew up between the USA and Guyana, blending cultures. Born Carlos St. John in Brooklyn, he was the son of a preacher and one of nine siblings, who also happened to grow up bouncing back and forth every few years between America and Guyana. SAINt … SAINt JHN: A Musical Tale Of Guyana And Brooklyn Born Carlose St. John Phillips, SAINt JHN a talented musician who is making waves on the international scene said much of his upbringing was spent split between, Brooklyn New York and Dennis Street, Cambellville in Guyana. SAINt JHN decided to record it himself, rapping out the lyrics he once dreamed would be sung by the "Lemonade" singer, and it has brought the Guyana boy who dreamed of making music to the attention of the world. AmoMama Exclusive: What Has 'American Idol' Alum Sam Woolf Been up to after the Show? It took Guyanese-American Carlos St. John decades of hard grind to get to where he is, and it started in Brooklyn when he was just 11. In 2011 SAINt JHN wrote a chorus and rapped a guest verse on a song called “Hurricanes and Tornadoes.” The song and especially SAINt JHN's segment caught the attention of Zach Katz, BMG US President, and head of Repertoire and Marketing. With his hit song charting at #1 around the world, it looks like  SAINt JHN's rise to fame was meteoric and easy, but that is far from the truth. Meek Mill) - Single SAINt JHN", "Danish single certifications – Saint Jhn – Roses", "New Zealand single certifications – SAINt JHN – Roses (Imanbek remix)", "French single certifications – Saint Jhn", "SAINt JHN - I Can Fvcking Tell (Official Video)", "Famous - Single by Octavian, Gunna & SAINt JHN on Apple Music", "Beretta Lake (feat. He has written songs for some renowned singers such as Usher, Jidenna, Kiesza, and Hoodie Allen. He said: “Taylor Foor sounded college-educated and gender-ambiguous. Many singers told him that his work was too personal, too specific to be sung by other artists. Prior to adopting the Saint Jhn stage name, he performed and wrote using his birth name, Carlos St. John (or Carlos Saint John). [5][7] In 2010, he released an EP (The St. John Portfolio) and a mixtape (In Association) under his birth name. That changed everything for me.”. Julia Michaels and JP Saxe Started Dating after Working on a Song — inside Their Love Story, Exclusive: Fox 11's 'Culture Conversations' Host Mimi Brown on Sharing Black Stories & Life as a Mom, Naomi Osaka and YBN Cordae Have Been Dating since Last Year — Meet the Handsome Rapper, MC Hammer's Roller-Coaster Life after 90s Fame — Bankruptcy and $13m Debt Included, Elizabeth Debicki's Parents Were Ballet Dancers — inside the Actress' Rise to Fame, Joan Lunden Felt Complete Again after Surviving Cancer — a Look Back at Her Battle. The rapper/singer, songwriter, and producer was known behind the scenes for his work with the likes of Kiesza and Usher before he advanced with his first album, Collection One (2018). SAINt JHN owned the stage on Wednesday evening with the performance of his hit single ‘Roses’ at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Beyoncé was looking for new material and SAINt JHN presented her with "Roses," which he thought was a guaranteed hit. 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We and other data collection technologies to provide the best experience for our customers. Rapper SAINt JHN had his breakthrough into the charts and the biggest international hit of the year with a song that was originally rejected by Beyoncé. Born in Brooklyn, Saint Jhn, whose birth name is Carlos Saint John, split his time growing up between Brooklyn and Guyana. Guyana’s borders have been closed since March and the rapper, who is best known for his hit single Roses, has been unable to visit her. In addition to working on music and a tour in support of Collection One, Saint Jhn was hired by Gucci as a model for its "Guilty" campaign alongside Adesuwa Aighewi. Right. Suddenly, SAINt JHN, who split his youth between Georgetown, Guyana, and Brooklyn, New York, had the kind of ubiquitous hit that marketing executives fantasize about. [11] In 2016, he earned a writer credit for the Usher songs, "Crash" and "Rivals", both of which appeared on the Hard II Love album. His biggest influence, however, was closer to home. The mother of rapper SAINt JHN got the surprise of a lifetime today when he popped up at her home in Guyana. SAINt JHN’s musical education was a mixture of New York rappers like Jay Z and Jadakiss and the Jamaican dancehall stars who dominate the music scene in Guyana, such as Beenie Man, Spragga Benz and Buju Banton. [5][10] In the following years, Saint Jhn wrote songs for Kiesza, Gorgon City, and Nico & Vinz, among others. [10] Also in 2016, he released his first song under the moniker, Saint Jhn, entitled "1999". A handful of intermediary singles, along with the co-writing of "Brown Skin Girl" for the Beyoncé-produced soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift, led to the 2019 arrival of Ghetto Lenny's Love Songs. I … [4] He is a founding member of the Gødd Complexx music collective. Saint Jhn grew up splitting his time between the Caribbean country of Guyana and New York, he cut his teeth in the music industry by writing songs for the likes of Usher, Jidenna, and Hoodie Allen before he decided he wanted to break out as an artists in his own right. [21][22] In April 2020, Saint Jhn's single "Roses" hit number one in the Australian singles chart as well as the UK singles chart, sirged by the release of the Imanbek dance remix. From his silver dice to his Rockefeller pendant, SAINt JHN … "Brown Skin Girl" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number six on the NZ Hot Singles Chart. Guyanese/American rapper, songwriter and producer, Carlos St. John, popularly known by his stylised artist name ‘SAINt JHN’, has hit the number four spot on the Billboard Top 100 charts last week, with his record ‘Roses’. To hire or book SAINt JHN was born in Brooklyn, I spent half my childhood up! 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