On May 11th, JAYLIEN debut his first single, “Lucky Guy” off his forthcoming sophomore EP (releasing July 14th). “Lucky Guy” was co-premiered by Ebro on Apple Music Beats1, online publication Pigeon & Planes and featured on clothing brand Staple Pigeon for early listening before being officially released on Friday (May 12th). Since its release, “Lucky Guy” has been #1 on iTunes/Apple Music’s R&B Hot Tracks and featured as the Top Rising track & Top Recommended song on Tidal. In addition, “Lucky Guy” has been featured in Spotify’s “Spotify and Chill” playlist, Apple Music’s Best of Week & Beats of the Week playlists, and spun on BBC Radio 1Xtra and Power 98.3 & 96.1 (KKFR) Hip-Hop station in Phoenix, Arizona.
John “JAYLIEN” Wesley is a multi-talented producer, songwriter & singer from St. Louis, MO. JAYLIEN first gained prominence as a producer/songwriter for Akon; he achieved recognition for his work on Akon’s Freedom (2008), producing and writing the single “Beautiful” featuring Colby O’Donnis and Kardinal Official. In 2013, JAYLIEN went on co-wrote will.i.am’s “Scream & Shout” featuring Britney Spears. “Shout” went on to sell close to four million singles in the US alone. Since “Shout,” he’s produced and written for Cody Simpson, Cheryl Cole, LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, and many others. Most recently, he’s has completed work for Chris Brown as well as work with Keyshia Cole (via Epic) & Ty Dolla $ign on their upcoming albums.
JAYLIEN is also the founder of the record label imprint, BlessandSee Music. Under BlessandSee, JAYLIEN discovered and developed GOOD Music’s Kacy Hill. JAYLIEN produced her breakout single, “Experience,” which ultimately led to her signing with Kanye West in 2014.
JAYLIEN officially kicked off his solo career in October 2015 when The FADER premiered the music video for his debut single, “Hotel Costes,” calling it, “a perfect song for the radio.” After the premiere, JAYLIEN went on to make his live debut, opening for The-Dream’s Genesis Tour 2016. Since his live debut, he has shared the stage with Jeremih & Marc E Bassy at The Observatory as well as performed along Sammy Adams for a Live Nation live-stream concert at Irving Plaza. On July 15, 2016, JAYLIEN released his debut EP Summer’s Over. Since its release, JAYLIEN and Summer’s Over has been featured on TIDAL’s Rising Artist, The Source Magazine, 2DopeBoyz, and Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight (“We Fcuk”) and New Music (Summer’s Over EP) on the homepage. To date, ‘Summer’s Over’ EP has accumulated over 2.5 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music alone. In December 2016, COMPLEX premiered JAYLIEN’s “Summer’s Over” music video and NYLON Magazine did an online feature on JAYLIEN. With 2016 being a breakout year, it’s only the beginning of promising solo career. JAYLIEN is already geared to release new music & visuals in 2017, expect a lot more from this rising talent very soon.
Luck Guy will be spinning on PARTYZONE RADIO this Summer