Yonatan Watts (@yonatanwatts) is taking the music industry by storm this year. Canada’s own multi-talented producer is gearing up for a huge 2021. He has also earned recognition notably for his production placements with Ariana Grande (“main thing”), Eric Bellinger (“Weak All Week”), and more. Now based in Los Angeles, Watts has developed relationships with artists that will continue to land him major placements and has allowed him to truly work in a new space.
The multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer has manifested his talents in many ways. He’s actually always been musically inclined and got his start and interest in music at an early age — he’s been nonstop ever since.
“Believe it or not, I started music really early in my life and it came from a love of Japanese/ anime culture mixed with black culture soul and R&B,” Watts said. “I used to listen to these songs from my favorite manga/anime and used to sing them and make my own versions. Eventually, people kept telling me that I had a natural gift for singing.”– Yonatan Watts
Yonatan Watts Is Growing As A Producer
From starting his journey in the industry from recording with icons such as Trinidad James, Mack Wilds, Maino, and Dreamdoll, Free from 106 & Park, Watts is no newcomer to the game — instead, he’s just getting started.
Since he moved to Los Angeles, Watts had the opportunity to become part of larger conversations. He wants to establish relationships with record labels, publishing companies, and other artists. He started recording Ari Lennox, landing on her debut award-winning album Shea Butter Baby. He’s also creating magic with Smokepurpp and Kim Viera. She just put out a major song with Daddy Yankee that hit Billboard charts in 2018.
The city of Los Angeles began to be a bigger discussion for him alongside his peers and colleagues alike. Watts said that people felt that it was time for him to start his transition. Lately, he started to work with all of his musical heroes such as Rodney Jerkins and Babyface. Watts’ slowly started discovering that this was the space that he wanted to be in and felt passionate about making this sound.
Watts Wants To Be The Best
Yonatan will be releasing music with artists such as Jordin Sparks and Tamar Braxton. Be on the lookout for more high-profile projects coming this year. Please be sure to stay tuned on his Instagram, @yonatanwatts.
Upon his move to Los Angeles, things began thriving and getting major label placements. He has been lending his talents to the Billboard’s #1 album for Ariana Grande (positions deluxe) album early 2021.
Stream some of his work below.