Award-winning artist, cook, guitarist and vocalist.
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J Something (born 29 August 1988 ) is an award-winning artist, cook, guitarist and vocalist. His real name is Joao da Fonseca. He is part of a renowned South African band called Mi Casa based in Johannesburg.
The band consists of three members, Dr. Duda (producer) and pianist, J’Something (vocalist and guitarist), and Mo-T (trumpeter). The band received a lot of attention from the public in late 2011. Their hit single “These Streets” was taken from the album Mi Casa, which showcased the unique urban jazz sound of the band. It was not long before the band was on every major South African radio and music video chart at number 1, where it remained for weeks. The band went on to open for a number of major international acts, including The Layabouts, Reel People, Tortured Soul, and YMCMB’s Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake.
Their second single from the album, “Heavenly Sent”, also made every major South African radio and music video chart, and earned them South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations for “Best Dance Album”, “Album of the Year”, “Group of the Year”, “Newcomer of the Year”, and “Record of the Year”. Mi Casa’s Newcomer of the Year nomination was met with controversy when some people mentioned that the group’s producer, Dr. Duda, was clearly not a new artist. This single was remixed by Charles Webster, marking the first international recognition for the band.