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Michael Prince Johnson, born on November 24th, 1983, is a multi-talented and versatile Afro-American instrumental music artist, producer, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, live performer, and DJ. He has gained a reputation as a true virtuoso in the music industry, with over 70 albums and 600 songs to his name since 2007. Making him one of the most prolific artists and composers of our time. Johnson's diverse musical background and deep love for music are evident in his work.

Johnson is a critically acclaimed musician known for his unique sound. Critics praise his catchy melodies, intricate rhythms, and well-crafted musical arrangements that blend elements of different genres. His instrumental song titles are also praised for their meaningful and important subject. Johnson's innovative use of instrumentation and production techniques sets him apart from his peers, earning him accolades for his groundbreaking work.

Johnson has achieved massive success, topping radio charts in various countries and being the first black African artist in  Austria to be featured in top magazines in the music industry such as The Source, AllHipHop, Billboard, LA Weekly, We Rave You, HipHopSince1987, The Hype Magazine, Vents Magazine, and more. Johnson has become one of the leading figures in the global music scene and a leading artist in the Austrian music scene.

Johnson's unique sound blends instrumental hip-hop, EDM, African traditional music, R&B, soul, funk, pop, rock, and meditation music, making him one of the most creative musicians of our time. He seamlessly blends Electronic Dance Music, African traditional music, R&B, soul, funk, pop, rock, and meditation music to create a unique sound that is both fresh and timeless. The meaning of his instrumental song titles covers such as African history, sociology, psychology, love stories, world history, and current issues. Each song delves into complex and important subjects, elevating the artist into a unique and noteworthy songwriter, composer, and musician.

Johnson's music has received widespread recognition, featuring in various forms of media including video games, films, advertisements, TV shows, TikTok videos, YouTube channels, clubs, festivals, and educational institutions.

In addition, he has also been 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 is part of the News18 Network Indian leading television network in India with over 1 Billion views.

 

He has received worldwide radio airplay and radio chart success, with his music being played on top radio stations such as WRRN Greatest Hits 92 Gold, 562 Live, 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), and MyTuner Radio worldwide. Johnson's music has received radio airplay and radio charts among legendary artists such as Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, and others.

Johnson has a large body of work, with popular songs like "Let's Go Crazy," "Black African Civilization Kemet-Egypt," "History Of Epidemics," "You Are Important," "War Produced The Death and Destruction," "Importance of Nature," "Time for Wedding," "Erotic Desire," and "I Give My Name To Her". All of his albums and songs are self-produced, composed, arranged, performed, and mixed, adding to the popularity of his music. Johnson's hit song 'Let's Go Crazy' was a top debut at number one on WRRN Classic Greatest Hits 92 (US), CKXFM 96.1 BOB FM (Canada), and MyTuner Radio (Austria), among other radio stations.

He is also the founder of the music duo The 72 Diamonds with his wife, Michaela Queenie Johnson. He has performed at renowned venues such as Space Ibiza, Club U4, MuseumsQuartier, Danube Island Festival, ORF Radio Culture House, Viennese City Hall, and the Rathaus of Vienna.

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.

Michael Prince Johnson distinguishes himself as a kalimba soloist by exclusively performing his compositions.
Similar to jazz composers or classical pianists who interpret and perform their original works, Johnson's solo kalimba performances showcase his unique musical voice and creative vision. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, Johnson's kalimba compositions blend elements of African music, jazz, classical music, and contemporary sounds, creating a rich and evocative musical tapestry. Through his solo kalimba 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.

Johnson's live instrumental DJ performances are a unique and eclectic experience, combining African instruments like the kalimba, mbira, shekere, calabash, and Brazilian surdo with electronic instruments sampler and drum machines, live singing, and a DJ set. The result is a sound that truly highlights Africa's rich musical heritage.

Legacy:

Michael Prince Johnson's contributions to the world of music extend beyond his impressive discography and performances. He is the founder of 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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