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George ‘JOJI’ Kusunoki Miller and His Focus on Finding Himself

George JOJI Kusunoki Miller
The Color Purple 2023

George Kusunoki Miller — aka JOJI — started finding himself when his journey began in Osaka, Japan, where he was born.

Miller has an Australian dad and a Japanese mom, and he grew up in Japan — attending a Canadian international school in Kobe — until he moved to the U.S. at age 18.

George Kusunoki Miller -- aka JOJI
George Kusunoki Miller — aka JOJI (Photo via Instagram)

In his early entertainment career, Miller started a YouTube channel where he played a character named Filthy Frank. This was a sketch comedy channel that had huge impact on internet culture. He then went into music under the name Pink Guy.

The music he made as Pink Guy was still comical like his YouTube channel.

Miller then changed his name to JOJI and started taking music very seriously, and he started finding himself.

FINDING HIMSELF

As JOJI, he began releasing music in 2015. He wanted to make music that he liked to hear and really felt like Joji was himself.

At first, he really tried to keep his JOJI persona separate from his comedic ones. Eventually, his real identity was released, and fans found out he was JOJI. He eventually released a hit song “Yeah Right” in 2018, that was a Billboard hit.

His style has changed a lot over the years, and his music really matured. He even released a song “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” which was very popular on the social media app TikTok.

Fans got to watch him grow from a funny meme guy to a more sophisticated one. It goes to show that you can be anyone you want to be, but it’s most important to be yourself.

It took him a while, but eventually he finished his journey of finding himself.

George Kusunoki Miller -- aka JOJI
George Kusunoki Miller — aka JOJI (Photo via Instagram)

 

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