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Guest Post Biography Of Michael Prince Johnson

Introducing Michael Prince Johnson: A Maestro of Musical Fusion

Meet Michael Prince Johnson, a true virtuoso in the world of music, whose talents know no bounds. Born on November 24, 1983, Johnson is an Afro-American instrumental music artist, producer, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, live performer, and DJ. With a career spanning over a decade, he has become one of the most prolific artists and composers of our time.

 Fine Art in Music 

Throughout his career, Johnson has epitomized the concept of fine art in music. His compositions, characterized by their creativity, emotional depth, and cultural significance, exemplify the highest standards of artistic expression. Through his mastery of multiple instruments, writing meaningful song titles, and seamless blending of diverse musical genres, Johnson has created a body of work that resonates with audiences worldwide and is a testament to the enduring power of music as fine art.


A Multi-Instrumentalist Maestro

One of the things that sets Johnson apart is his unparalleled ability to seamlessly blend genres, creating a fresh and timeless sound. As a multi-instrumentalist, Johnson wields an impressive array of musical tools. From the melodic kalimba, rhythmic shekere, and resonant calabash to the pulsating Brazilian surdo and electronic instruments sampler and drum machines, his instrumental prowess knows no bounds.

A Sonic Visionary

His music effortlessly weaves elements of instrumental hip-hop, EDM, African traditional music, R&B, soul, funk, pop, rock, and meditation music. This unique fusion makes him one of the most creative musicians of the 21st century.

The King Of Instrumental Story-Telling

Johnson's instrumental compositions delve deep into a myriad of complex and important subjects, from African history to sociology, psychology, love stories, world history, and current issues. Each song is a narrative, elevating him to the honorific title of "The King Of Instrumental Story Telling."

Global Recognition and TV Hindi News18 

Johnson's music has transcended borders, appearing in video games, films, advertisements, TV shows, TikTok videos, YouTube channels, clubs, festivals, and educational institutions. His songs have received radio airplay and radio charts in urban, mainstream, and alternative radio formats in the US and globally. Radio airplay and radio chart success on radio stations such as  WRRN Greatest Hits 92 Gold, 562 Live ASCAP, BMS Radio Network ASCAP, 102.7 KIIS FM, and 89.1 Ken's FM (US), BBC 1 and UK Talk Radio (UK), Bounce Radio CKX-FM 96.1 BOB FM (Canada), 89.3 LAFM (Australia), Hitradio Ö3, FM 4, Ö1 radio (Austria), MyTuner Radio and more. Its global radio airplay covers 3000 radio stations in 160 countries from 6 continents, reaching 500 million listeners. His music has resonated with audiences in North America (the US and Canada), Europe (the UK, Ireland, and Austria), Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), South America (Peru), Africa (Egypt), and Asia (Korea). Notably, his songs find a place on radio stations and radio charts among legendary artists such as Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, James Brown, AC DC, and more. He has made the records with the most numerous songs that received radio airplay in the US radio formats than any artist, band, or DJ in Austria. Additionally, a multitude of DJ mixes have captivated audiences worldwide, showcasing his versatility as a DJ and performer. In addition, he is also the first black and Austrian artist to be featured on the prestigious Indian television network Hindi News18, a highly influential Hindi-language news channel, and website in India. The feature on Hindi News18 also known as News18 India solidifies Johnson's reputation as a notable figure in the music industry, gaining recognition and appreciation within the Hindi-speaking communities in India. Hindi News18 also known as News18 India is part of the News18 Network Indian leading television network in India with over 1 Billion views.



Critical Acclaim

Michael Prince Johnson's immense talent and influence in the music industry have earned him critical acclaim from respected and reputable publications:

  • AllHipHop magazine recognizes him as "one of our time's most important instrumental musicians."

  • Elite Music News notes that his music has transcended borders and earned recognition in mainstream radio formats and radio charts in numerous countries.

  • The Source magazine celebrates him as "The King of Instrumental Storytelling" and acknowledges his stature as one of the leading figures in the global music scene.

  • The Hype Magazine praises his work as a "musical celebration of African history, culture, and the continent’s legacy," highlighting his ability to seamlessly blend genres.

  • LA Weekly applauds his historic presence on top US radio formats and his impact as an Austrian artist.

  • Feature Weekly acknowledges his ability to break barriers and achieve widespread success.

  • HipHopSince 1987 recognized his versatility and innovative use of instruments, earning him critical acclaim and a devoted following among music lovers.

  •  We Rave You, an EDM & DJ magazine, highlights how his music resonates with audiences across the globe, from North America to Asia.

These accolades Johnson's exceptional talent and the global reach of his music, showcasing his ability to captivate audiences worldwide.


Featured in Mainstream, Prestige, and Renowned Magazines

Notably, Michael Prince Johnson is the first instrumental artist based in Austria to have been celebrated in top magazines across the globe. His work has graced the pages of The Source, AllHipHop, Billboard, LA Weekly, HipHopSince 1987, The Hype Magazine, We Rave You, Vents Magazine, Celeb Mix, Redx Magazine, Famous Times, Music Observer, The US Journal, Music Star News, Elite Music News, New York Weekly, Cali Post, Substream Magazine, Feature Weekly, Muzic Times, California Observer, and more. This recognition solidifies his status as a notable figure in the music industry.

BBC Music Playlist Feature

Adding to his successful career, Johnson's music has been featured on the prestigious BBC Music playlist on Spotify. This recognition solidifies his position as a notable figure in the global music scene.

Live Instrumental DJ Performances That Transcend Boundaries

His concerts are categorized into 'Live Acts' and 'Live Music,' highlighting the unique nature of his performances as both a live musician and a DJ. In addition to his studio work, Johnson's live instrumental DJ performances are a unique and eclectic experience. He seamlessly combines African instruments with electronic elements, live singing, and DJ sets. The result is a sound that pays homage to Africa's rich musical heritage while embracing the future. He has graced renowned venues such as Space Ibiza, Club U4, MuseumsQuartier, Danube Island Festival, ORF Radio Culture House, Viennese City Hall,  the Rathaus of Vienna, and more.

Michael Prince Johnson distinguishes himself as a kalimba and shekere soloist by exclusively performing his compositions.

Similar to jazz composers or classical pianists who interpret and perform their original works, Johnson's solo kalimba and shekere performances showcase his unique musical voice and creative vision. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, Johnson's kalimba and shekere compositions blend elements of African music, jazz, classical music, and contemporary sounds, creating a rich and

evocative musical tapestry. Through his solo kalimba and shekere performances, Johnson invites audiences on a journey of sonic exploration, offering a deeply personal and authentic musical experience that reflects his artistic vision and creative expression.

These performances showcase his ability to create a musical journey that transcends boundaries.

Founder of The 72 Diamonds

Johnson is a solo artist and the founder of the music duo The 72 Diamonds, alongside his wife, Michaela Queenie Johnson. Together, they bring a unique and harmonious blend of music to audiences worldwide.

Join the Musical Journey

Discover the magic of Michael Prince Johnson's music and join him on a journey that spans genres, cultures, and emotions. With over 70 albums, 600 songs, and a multitude of DJ mixes since 2007, he continues to push the boundaries of music, inspiring listeners around the world. All of his albums and songs are self-produced, composed, arranged, performed, and mixed, adding to the popularity of his music. Explore his sonic universe, and let the music of Michael Prince Johnson take you on a captivating voyage through sound and storytelling.



A Lasting Legacy

 Johnson's contributions extend beyond mainstream recognition. His work is known for its meaningful themes, cultural significance, and innovative approach, making his legacy impactful in ways that go beyond typical popular acclaim. Johnson's influence reaches into deep artistic and cultural expression areas, setting him apart from the mainstream focus of other iconic artists. He founded the music duo group The 72 Diamonds alongside his wife Michaela Queenie Johnson.

Michaela Queenie Johnson's legacy goes together as co-composer, and co-producer of the band The 72 Diamonds and the co-manager and adviser of Michael Prince Johnson's music career success. Michael Prince Johnson's innovative approach to blending genres, his ability to tell stories through instrumental compositions, and his global recognition have left an indelible mark on the music industry. As "The King Of Instrumental Story Telling," Johnson's work continues to resonate with listeners of all backgrounds, transcending language and culture. His compositions have the power to evoke emotions and convey powerful messages without the need for lyrics, demonstrating the universal language of music. Michael Prince Johnson's historic presence on top US radio formats and his impact as an Afro-American artist living in Austria have shattered barriers and opened doors for artists from diverse backgrounds.


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