With his “Tetris” viral single and social media challenge leading the way, Derek King put up a high score in 2019. The breakthrough song achieved nearly 20 million plays across platforms and had Billie Eilish among its participants. Derek spent the year on the grind, including a tour with Sage The Gemini to support the hit and his More Vibes full-length. Now, the Bay Area native follows up with Let’s Be Honest. The sophomore EMPIRE album featuring Eric Bellinger, Likybo, E-40, King Combs, and others spotlights King’s songwriting as well as his vocal abilities. Derek King continues to cement himself as one of R&B’s hardest working talents.
As an artist who has used social media to set himself apart from others, Derek King is feeling energetic and creative about the new decade. New music and social media interaction have been integral to Derek King’s success. Remaining confident while staying humble, streaming and video numbers suggest that the Antioch, California product is well on his way. Checkout our latest & exclusive interview with Derek King.