Brian King Joseph is a self-taught and self-produced electric violinist who rose to fame in season 13 of America's Got Talent, when he advanced to the finals and finished the competition in 3rd place. BKJ has made a name for himself in the music scene since the age of 4. He has performed with major touring acts such as George Clinton & P Funkadelics, Machine Gun Kelly, He has toured the country with his charting Reggae band Lucky Dub, were personally requested to perform for the Mayor of DC and Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor. He has appeared on hit TV shows such as "MTV Real World" and several commercials. In 2012, he was offered a Full Presidential Scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. ​BKJ consistently collaborates with lifestyle brands, independent designers, and event programmers for both sponsored and private events such as weddings (reception & ceremony), ribbon-cutting events, club openings, private parties etc ​ Brian King Joseph composes and produces all of his music independently.

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Music heard in this episode:

Intro: Brian’s first televised audition for AGT
Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish Cover - Brian’s YT channel
BKJ and Lindsey Stirling performance on AGT
Centuries - Fall Out Boy Cover - AGT
Lucid Dreams - Juice Wrld Cover - Brian’s YT channel
Finals Performance on AGT
Semi-Finals Performance on AGT
Spark - Original Track by BKJ
Rebellion - Original Track by BKJ

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