Raised in St. Louis, Jordan Ward is emerging as one of R&B’s rising stars. Developing anaffinity for music and dance at a very early age, Jordan polished his skillset after first trying hishand as a choir member before transitioning into musical theater. After experimenting with rap,Ward later focused on singing and dancing. By 18, he moved to Los Angeles and joined JustinBieber’s Purpose Tour in 2016. Ward’s precocious dance abilities earned him gigs as a dancerfor Janet Jackson and Beyonce, as he appeared in the singer’s Homecoming documentary forher epic Coachella performance.In 2017, Ward began his musical quest after releasing his EP, A Peak at the Summit. It wasn’tuntil 2019 that Ward’s breakthrough became the talk of R&B. His project, Valley Hopefuls, waspropelled by his single “Okok (Hibachi)” and “Sandiego,” produced by singer Arin Ray andmusic producer heavyweight No ID. Ward followed this up with his stellar 2021 EP, RemainCalm, which featured the infectious single, “Lil Baby Crush”, produced by Lido and MayerHawthorne.Now, Ward’s silky croons and elevated songwriting abilities are at peak form as he readiesdebut studio album, Forward. FORWARD showcases Jordan exploring sounds and pushing hiscreativity forward. Forward is about evolving and breaking generational cycles. Forward is ForWard, a tribute to the Ward family, past and present. The album has themes of togetherness,hardship, and triumph. Guests on the album include upcoming stars Ryan Trey, Joyce Wrice,Joony & Gwen Bunn who lend their voices to help tell these stories. The album was producedby Lido, Nascent, Beat Butcha, Mike Hector, Eli Heisler and Xavi.
A rapper, producer, and singer from the East Side of Chicago, Tri Nohbi makes deeply melodic hip-hop inspired by everything from classic soul to gospel to old-school house music. But while each of his songs is built on catchy hooks and powerful rhythms, Tri Nohbi centers his lyrics on real-life storytelling that’s fearlessly honest. Tri grew up on an unlikely mix of gospel music and Chicago house, his mom’s two preferred genres. Also raised on Motown and soul legends like the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and Teddy Pendergrass, he’d never listened to hip-hop until Kanye West’s Graduation arrived in 2007 and quickly became his all-time favorite album.
HXRY is a songwriter and producer incapable of being boxed in. His music transcends genres as he speaks from place of authenticity and vulnerability. HXRY invites you into his world as he carves his own lane and genre. You can call him sexy, funny, ambitious, swaggy or even Mr. Freeze. Just don’t call him Henry.