Thanks to the internet, breaking into the music industry is easier than ever before. That doesn’t mean that people don’t need to be talented, though. Tesher’s success is proof. The upcoming artist has been able to leverage the internet to make a name for himself, but his music speaks for itself. Recently, he has gotten a lot of attention all over the world thanks to the popularity of his single “Jelabi Baby” with Jason Derulo. Fans have been making up dances to the song and they can’t get enough of the catchy lyrics. Some may think that he’s nothing more than another one hit wonder, but Tesher is proving that he’s here to stay. Keep reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Tesher.
1. He’s From Canada
Tesher was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, but his parents are Indian – Punjabi to be specific. Tesher is very proud of both of the cultures that have come together to make him the person he is and they have both had a great influence on his style as an artist.
2. He Started Making Music As A Teenager
Although Tesher doesn’t come from a family with ties to the music industry, music has always been a very important part of his life. He started making remixes to popular songs when he was a teenager and he began posting them on Soundcloud during the late 2000s.
3. He Has A YouTube Channel
Having a strong online presence is very important for an artist like Tesher, and it’s something he takes very seriously. In addition to being active on Instagram, Tesher also has a YouTube channel. However, it isn’t just for posting music. He has also posted other kinds of videos. His channel currently has 560,000 subscribers and more than 152 million views.
4.He’s A Drake Fan
Drake is arguably the biggest star to every come out of Canada, and Tesher is a big fan of his work. During an interview with Urban Asian, Tesher said, “Drake is a big inspiration for so many reasons, from how he’s blended melody with bars to make incredible music to how he made it big coming from Canada.”
5. He Deals With Writer’s Block Often
Some people may think that being a musician is a fairly easy job, but what they don’t realize is that even the most creative people in the world don’t always feel creative. While talking to Urban Asian, Tesher shared that he deals with writer’s block a lot more often than people probably think.
6. He Has Some Helpful Advice
Even though he’s still new to the industry, Tesher already has a good idea of what it takes to be successful. When he asked if he had any advice for up and coming artists, he told Strand Magazine, “Just do it! Don’t wait for anyone. People think they need to make music only up to a certain point: when they get discovered. It happens and you might get lucky. However, a majority of people that actually make it, made it because they hustled hard throughout the highs and lows of their careers. It’s all about consistency. Another piece of advice would be to drop your music yourself – produce, record, and market yourself.”
7. He Likes When His Music Makes People Cry
Emotion has always been one of the key elements of music, and it’s something that Tesher loves tapping into. Tesher told Urban Asian that his goal is to always “emulate a bit of euphoria” in his music. He also added, “There’s been a handful of times where people have commented on my stuff saying they’ve almost cried listening to it, and one way I know I’ve succeeded.”
8. He Also Makes Beats
At the moment, Tesher is most-well known for his work as a rapper, but many people don’t realize that he’s also a talented producer. He loves making beats and he also plays the guitar. With his skills, there’s no doubt that he’s going to build a long lasting career.
9. He Likes To Travel
As far as we know, Tesher has lived in Canada for his entire life. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a man of the world, though. He enjoys traveling and he has gotten the chance to visit lots of places including China and the United States. As his career grows, he’ll probably get to travel even further.
10. He Loves Latin Music
One of the things that makes Tesher’s music so unique is the fact that he is inspired by all sorts of music. He loves listening to the sounds of other cultures and he is particularly fond of Latin music. He especially loves listening to music from Brazil and he sometimes incorporates those vibes into his sound.