R&B artist Chris Stylez is a fresh, unique voice whose rapid success in the music world has been thus far unstoppable.
His recently released EP, “Who Is,” has been featured on Spotify United States Viral 50, the UK’s Viral 10, and Snapchat Discover’s “Under the Ghost” Channel. It has more than 50 million total plays, topped by use in more than 10,000 clips on Vine, and has charted in 14 countries on Spotify’s Viral Charts, including France, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and Austria.
This EP’s instantaneous popularity is no fluke; its immense reputation can be entirely attributed to its quality. The four sensuous, memorable songs show Chris’s roots in reggae, R&B, and rap, yet are guided to new landscapes through his deft hand in contemporary production. The tracks are in no way shy of their overt sexuality, and yet are presented in such luscious and enticing restraint that the listener is left wanting more. “To appreciate this record is to open yourself up to uncomfortable conversation,” Stylez explains. “I wanted to keep the minimalistic approach of the music consistent in the visuals. This is about more than the physical aspect of sex; it’s about the complex emotions involved.”
Chris is having no problem stealing the spotlight with his new EP, largely due to his endless list of accomplishments in the more invisible roles of the music scene. He has previously toured the world singing background vocals, and his songs have been sold to numerous artists throughout the United States and Europe. However, after his extremely successful debut on BET’s “Music Matters” campaign, Chris decided it was time to place his music in his own very capable hands. He opened as a solo artist for both Ne-Yo and Wyclef Jean, and is currently preparing for tour in Fall 2016.
Chris Stylez, né Allen, is of both Jamaican and Canadian decent, and is bilingual in French and English. He has always been heavily influenced by reggae, particularly from his father’s first cousin, Jimmy Cliff, and his granduncle, B.B. Seaton, who was the first reggae artist to be signed to Virgin Records. Chris studied Entertainment Business Management at the Toronto Film School. He now lives and works bicoastally in the United States with a strong base in both New York and Los Angeles.
“Who Is” and more from Chris Stylez is available on Spotify, Soundcloud, and at www.ChrisStylez.com