Joseph Vincent is Competing in Billboard’s Battle of the Bands 2012

Last year it was AJ Rafael‘s turn to represent in Billboard’s annual Battle of the Bands competition, but this year we have a new delegate in the form of Joseph Vincent. Like AJ, JV is in the contest via the Western conference – being directly pitted against his geographical counterparts Nude & Doe Eye. You can catch his profile write-up in full after the break but be sure to head on over to Billboard.com to vote Mr. Vincent into the finals!

Joseph Vincent is an acoustic singer-songwriter whose sultry-smooth vocals match his Southern California upbringing. As a kid, Joseph’s ear for music extended to all genres, from hip-hop to pop to rock. Picking up his first guitar at age 15, Joseph started playing covers of two of his main influences: Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz. As an early adopter of new media, Joseph’s YouTube channel has received over 54 million total views, and he has over half a million plays on his MySpace page. Joseph went on to enter Kababayan Superstar, a contest produced by Southern California’s local Filipino news station Kababayan LA-18, and took the top prize. After an online voting contest, Australia’s Star Central Magazine named Joseph “Youtube Artist of the Year 2009.” He was featured on NBC’s Ellen Degeneres Show in 2010, performing his acoustic cover of Iyaz’s “Replay.” Just weeks later, he was invited back to perform Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” for Ellen and her national audience. With these impressive accomplishments under his belt, the 22-year-old is currently in the studio recording his self-penned debut solo album.

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