“Freaky” Ivan the Greatness’ latest self-produced recording dropped this summer 2021 and features an up-tempo piano-driven beat. As a producer, he captures the sounds he imagines and poetically curates a soundtrack. Ivan’s upcoming EP debut will showcase what insiders have known all along; that center stage is his home. A one-man machine looking to create history in the world of entertainment and beyond.
Chattanooga born, and Atlanta raised, Ivan the Greatness’ musical roots began in childhood. His father was an internationally touring R&B singer, while his mother sang in the church choir. As a result, music was constantly being created, expressed, and played in their home. By the time he reached 11 years of age, Ivan’s voice possessed a seasoned quality that belied his youth.
His rise in the business began when he appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show after the shows’ producer discovered him on YouTube covering The Jackson 5 hit “I’ll Be There”. The TV performance led to a tribute tour as the KING OF POP touring the US and Canada and entertaining enormous crowds with songs and dances made famous by the icon.
Ivan’s profile continued to elevate when he was handpicked to join the cast of the Warner Bros. film Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton and Keke Palmer. After spending several years behind the camera, the consummate professional decided to focus his efforts behind the mic.
In 2012, Ivan the Greatness released “Scream,” a feel-good single that made its way across radio airwaves and onto BET’s 106 & Park. His brilliant vocal abilities ushered in the opportunity to open shows for Akon, Sisqó, Ginuwine and Vanilla Ice, in addition to performing on the Scream Tour.
After many years in the game, Ivan steps up to the plate in 2021, with his latest single “Freaky,” to once again showcase his artistic prowess, and his consistency in staying ahead of the pack at every turn of his career. Delicate piano lines and rhythmic stabs of percussion combine with reverberating vocals to create a lush, blissful groove. Ivan the Greatness’ voice shines through the prism of his true musical self-expression, creating something that sounds absolutely natural and free-flowing. And his upcoming EP is on the way soon!