Joji, born George Kusunoki Miller on September 18, 1992, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, comedian, and former Internet star and YouTuber. Through his numerous now-defunct YouTube channels, he launched his career as an entertainer. Among the different identities he developed for his videos were Filthy Frank, Pink Guy, Salamander Man, Lemon Guy, and Safari Man. His stage name is Joji, and he is a musician. Rap songs, rants, extreme challenges, ‘ukulele’ performances, and a shock comedy program titled “The Filthy Frank Show” were all featured in his videos. Today is his special day and we want to celebrate him.
George Kusunoki Miller
Joji, Filthy Frank, Pink Guy
September 18, 1993
Joji is a well-known singer and comedian. His portrayal in “Filthy Frank” was instrumental in propelling him to stardom. He was born in the Japanese city of Osaka. His mother is Japanese, and his father is Australian. He graduated from Canadian Academy, an international school in Kobe, Japan, in 2012. He left Japan at the age of 18 to study at the New York Institute of Technology in the United States.
Joji has been making music since he was a child. Initially, he had a comedic YouTube channel called DizastaMusic, which he used to market his music. He gradually rose to prominence as a result of his creation of the Filthy Frank character on this channel. This channel has over one million subscribers and over 170 million views. Along with other comedians such as Dolan Dark, Max Stanley, HowToBasic, and iDubbbzTV, Joji and his channel formed the Shrimpson Boys.
Joji has some other channels, some of which are no longer active. These channels highlight various web series shows, including “Food,” “Wild Games,” “Loser Reads Hater Comments,” and “Japanese 101.” He also has a unique ability to write music. He admitted that music had always piqued his interest since he was a child. As a result, he’s continued to make and release songs under the Pink Guy alias. His music is typically a mix of lo-fi, trip-hop, and R&B. He’s signed to some record labels, including 88Rising and 12 Tone Music. “Pink Season,” his debut album, debuted at number 70 on the Billboard 200. Under his comedy rap stage name, Pink Guy, Joji has produced one mixtape, one album, and one extended play, “Pink Guy,” “Pink Season,” and “Pink Season: The Prophecy,” respectively. Under his current stage name, Joji also composed more serious and traditional music, which became his primary focus in late 2017.
After failing to keep his true name hidden following the release of two songs in 2015, ‘Thom’ and ‘You Suck Charlie,’ he publicly stated on Instagram in January 2016 that he was releasing a full-length commercial project dubbed “Chloe Burbank: Volume 1.” Joji released numerous songs on the Asian music company 88rising’s YouTube page in 2017. The E.P. “In Tongues,” his first project under the alias Joji, was published on November 3, 2017, via Empire Distribution. On February 14, 2018, a deluxe edition of the E.P. was released. In May 2018, Joji released ‘Yeah Right,’ which became his debut Billboard chart entry, landing at number 23 on the Billboard R&B Songs chart. His latest album, “Nectar” was released on September 25, 2020.
In February of 2022, speculation swirled among social media fans of Joji and Doja Cat, which alleged a secret romance between the two. The rumors came on the heels of a few online interactions the two performers had in the past. Fortunately, the duo has come out to clear the air saying they are not in a relationship and are just friends.
He begins his journey to fame by launching his channel, Dizastamusic, on June 16.
Joji wins the ‘Gold Creator Award’ for “The Filthy Frank Show.”
Joji releases his first album, “Pink Season,” under the “Pink Guy” alias on January 4, which debuts at number 70 on the Billboard 200.
In November, he releases his debut commercial project, “In Tongues,” with the first single titled ‘Will He.’
His first studio album, titled "Ballads 1," is released on October 26.
Joji is nominated for ‘Best New Artist of 2021’ at the Gold Derby Music Awards.
Why We Love Joji
His music is unique
Joji’s music is unique because of its instrumental style. As a singer and songwriter, his lo-fi music is dark but soulful, with lyrics that are simple but genuine. On his recent album “Nectar,” he makes the listener expect the unexpected, all while staying true to his out-of-this-world production style. In the process, Joji has designed a unique addition to a catalog of music that is reaching audiences of every kind.
He wants to give back to others
Joji wants to utilize his platform to do more than entertain people — he also wants to help them. He told “Forbes” that he's looking into giving back. Describing himself as a good guy, he's always trying to help out and save a lot of lives, quite literally. To him, not being able to do this is a complete waste of time on earth.
He is kinda funny
Everyone knows Joji on YouTube as a funny personality. His music is melancholy and layered, mixing tender melodies with edgy lyrical content. His persona is low-key amusing, with bad-angle pictures and meme jokes spread over his social media channels.
5 Surprising Facts
He speaks three languages
He is fluent in English and Japanese, as well as a little Spanish.
He’s a morning person
Joji shared his routine with “Office Magazine,” saying that his mind is most active in the morning and even likes to make some beats just to practice.
He was inspired by Lil Wayne
For Joji, his decision to take music seriously came when he heard Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit, ‘A Milli’, and even attempted to recreate the beat.
He suffers from neurological disorders
As much as he prefers to keep his personal life private, Joji made a statement on YouTube in 2017 explaining that the disorder caused stress-induced seizures, which also led to an impact on his mental health and therefore forced a lifestyle of taking medications several times a day.
He is behind the “Harlem Shake” challenge
Joji and his friends are the creators of the “Harlem Shake,” a well-known viral challenge.
Why is Joji no longer Filthy Frank?
George Miller stopped producing Filthy Frank and comedy content in December 2017 because of a neurological disorder that makes him susceptible to stress-induced seizures and is no longer interested in the show.
Did Joji go to Harvard?
He once replied that he goes to college at Harvard despite living in New York City and Harvard being in Massachusetts.
How long does Joji merch take to ship?
It takes between seven to 10 days.
Joji’s birthday dates