Alex Aiono on Working With John Legend, His Big Break


All this week, we’ve rolled out all our exclusive content with Alex Aiono, who came into our studio and graced us with covers of Icona Pop and Drake and also two original songs of his own.

Today, we have our interview with the 16-year-old, where he talks about working with none other than John Legend, how he convinced his parents to let him move to Los Angeles from Arizona, and his big break.

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When Alex was in 8th grade, he says he sat his mom and dad down and told them about his plans to move to L.A., and they were down with it on one condition: He needed to get good grades.

“At the end of that school year, they saw that I had straight A’s,” he says. “So I started making plans, packing up, and heading out.” And the rest is history!

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Of course, the most important question … would he ever date a fan? “I’m definitely available right now,” he says with a smile. “So if I think I met the perfect girl, I’d totally jump in on that.”

Find out all the details straight from Alex himself in the video above!