Golden Landis Von Jones[2] (born November 13, 2000), known professionally as 24kGoldn, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.[3] In 2019, he rose to fame with his single, "Valentino", peaking at number 92 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in April 2020. In July 2020, 24kGoldn's single "Mood" (featuring Iann Dior), topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting song of his career. His debut studio album, El Dorado, was released in March 2021.

24kGoldn
Jones in 2021
Jones in 2021
Background information
Birth nameGolden Landis Von Jones
Also known as
  • Goldn
  • El Dorado
Born (2000-11-13) November 13, 2000 (age 21)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
Labels
Website24kgoldn.com

Early lifeEdit

Golden Landis Von Jones was born in San Francisco, California, to an Ashkenazi Jewish mother Kimberly Landis and to an African-American Catholic father Torino Von Jones.[4][5][6] He has a younger sister named Sage Landis Von Jones. Both of his parents worked as fashion models before he was born.[4] He was raised celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah, and attended Hebrew school.[7][8] As a child, 24kGoldn acted in commercials. He sang in the choir in middle school and high school, and, with that, the importance of music in his life grew with his "own growth". Before he realized he could do music professionally, he planned on becoming a hedge fund manager.[9] 24kGoldn attended Lowell High School, a selective public high school, where he graduated in 2018.[10]

24kGoldn attended the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, joking that they accepted him because of a double entendre in "Valentino",[11] where he joined the Beta-Sigma Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, as a Spring 2019 initiate. He initially took a leave of absence from school to pursue his rap career.[12] 24kGoldn stated that he was not anticipating "that things were going to happen so fast when I came to USC", and did not think he would finish University, but he wanted to round off the school year to further develop the relationships he made, stating his love for being on campus, and that being a student kept him "grounded".

CareerEdit

In 2017, 24kGoldn released his first music video for his first song, titled "Trappers Anthem".[13] In January 2019, he released the single, titled "Valentino", which received over 350 million plays on Spotify.[14] He received his first record deal through producer D.A. Doman. 24kGoldn got his big break through his "high-energy" single "Valentino". However, in 2020, the artist said that "those ['Valentino'] were recorded over a year ago and don't exactly reflect the person I have become since then".[2] In November 2019, 24kGoldn released his debut extended play (EP), titled Dropped Outta College,[15] and he signed a record deal with Records, LLC and Columbia Records.[2] In 2020, 24kGoldn gained further attention with single, titled "City of Angels", which was officially released to US alternative radio on March 31;[16] as well as he follow with an official remix of the song by English singer-songwriter Yungblud, released in May 2020.[17] On May 20, 24kGoldn was featured on the remix of Olivia O'Brien's single "Josslyn".[18]

On August 11, 2020, he was included on XXL's 2020 Freshman Class, placing in the tenth position after receiving the most fan votes.[19] Later that same month, 24kGoldn's July 2020 single, titled "Mood" (featuring Iann Dior), hit the charts. It went on to peak at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. In October 2020, these four episodes of Halloween in Hell, a fictionalised musical horror podcast that Jones starred in, were released. The series also starred Iann Dior, Machine Gun Kelly, Dana Dentata, Phem and Tommy Lee.[20]

On March 26, 2021, he released his first studio album, titled El Dorado. The album features thirteen songs, which features guest appearances from Future, Iann Dior, Swae Lee and DaBaby.

ArtistryEdit

24kGoldn's music spans a variety of genres, motivated by his want "never ... to be constricted by one genre". Regarding his style, he stated: "depending on what song you listen to, my music can be described different ways".[2] He attributes his "maturity and development" to rapper Paypa Boy & 24Kay, who initially got him into recording music.[2]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[21]
AUS
[22]
CAN
[23]
IRE
[24]
NLD
[25]
NOR
[26]
El Dorado 22 75 7 85
[27]
83 9
[28]

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[21]
Dropped Outta College
  • Released: November 22, 2019
  • Label: Records, Columbia
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
122

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[30]
US
Rock

[31]
AUS
[32]
CAN
[33]
GER
[34]
IRE
[24]
NLD
[25]
NZ
[35]
SWE
[36]
UK
[37]
"Ballin' Like Shareef"[38] 2018 Non-album single
"Valentino" 2019 92 38 Dropped Outta College
"Time for That" Non-album single
"A Lot to Lose" Dropped Outta College
"Games on Your Phone"
"Dropped Outta College"
"City of Angels" 2020 [A] 7 25 54 26 88 38 [B] 25
"Unbelievable"[44]
(featuring Kaash Paige)
Non-album singles
"Water Run Dry"[45]
(with Chelsea Collins)
"Mood"
(featuring Iann Dior)
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 El Dorado
"Coco"
(featuring DaBaby)
78 83 [C]
"3, 2, 1" 2021 19 80 [D]
"Love or Lust"[51] 36 [E]
"Company"[53]
(featuring Future)
[F]
"I Won"
(with Ty Dolla Sign and Jack Harlow)
F9: The Fast Saga (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Alright"[54]
(with Hvme featuring Quavo)
Non-album singles
"A-O-K" (Remix)[55]
(with Tai Verdes)
57
"Prada"
(featuring Lil Tecca)
71 [G]
"More than Friends"[57] [H]
"In My Head"
(featuring Travis Barker)
2022 43 [I]
"Overthinking"
(with Mabel)
87
[60]
88 About Last Night...
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Dance

[61]
AUS
[32]
CAN
[33]
GER
[34]
IRE
[62]
ITA
[63]
NLD
[25]
NZ
Hot

[64]
SWE
[36]
UK
[37]
"2drunk"[65]
(MAJ featuring 24kGoldn)
2019 Majestic
"Pretty"[66]
(Landon Cube featuring 24kGoldn)
Non-album singles
"Problems (Remix)"[67]
(DeathbyRomy featuring 24kGoldn)
2020
"Tinted Eyes"[68]
(Dvbbs featuring blackbear and 24kGoldn)
23 62
"Eighties"[69]
(Landon Cube featuring 24kGoldn)
"Belt"
(Lil Dexx featuring 24kGoldn)
"Tick Tock"
(Clean Bandit and Mabel featuring 24kGoldn)
10 61 48 13 33 27 16 94 8 TBA
"I Admit It"[72]
(Zhu featuring 24kGoldn)
23 Non-album singles
"Monsters"[73]
(Dynoro featuring 24kGoldn)
2021 37 -
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Album
"Man"[74] 2018 Non-album singles
"Workin'"[75] 2019

Guest appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album(s)
"Picture Perfect"[76] 2019 Gabeo Lock Up Lilies Bloom
"Love Dies"[77] 12AM Non-album singles
"Sidelines"[78] Just Juice
"Earthquake"[79] 2020 KRYPTO9095
"LIT"[80] Lonr. Land of Nothing Real
"Josslyn"[81] Olivia O'Brien The Results of My Poor Judgement
"Bayside"[82] Skizzy Mars Free Skizzy Mars
"Take It Slow"[83] Internet Money, TyFontaine B4 the Storm
"Giddy Up" Internet Money, Wiz Khalifa
"Sorry!"[84] Tokyo's Revenge Lilium

CollaborativeEdit

Title Album details
Audio Up presents Original Music from Halloween In Hell

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Halloween in Hell Himself Scripted podcast
2021 Home Economics Himself 1 Episode (S2,E1)

ToursEdit

HeadliningEdit

  • The El Dorado Tour (2021)[85]
  • Better Late Than Never (2022)

SupportingEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "City of Angels" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[41]
  2. ^ "Too Much" did not enter the Swedish Singles Chart, but peaked at number 13 on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[42]
  3. ^ "Coco" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number nine on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[49]
  4. ^ "3, 2, 1" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 20 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[50]
  5. ^ "Love or Lust" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 33 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[52]
  6. ^ "Company" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 37 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[52]
  7. ^ "Prada" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 18 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[56]
  8. ^ "More than Friends" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[58]
  9. ^ "In My Head" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 30 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[59]

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