James Gabriel Keogh, better known by his stage name Vance Joy, is an Australian singer and songwriter. Joy has stated he got his start in music by playing song covers and adding his own “silly” lyrics to tracks like Green Day’s “Good Riddance.” He released his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing, in 2013, with the single “Riptide” becoming a major success on Australia radio. The song peaked at number 6 on the ARIA Singles chart and went on to become certified triple platinum, launching Joy’s career to worldwide success. He has gone on to tour the globe as a solo act as well as an opening act for singer songwriter and Grammy Award winning pop artist, Taylor Swift. Joy has since released two studio albums, with the latest titled Nation of Two, which dropped in February 2018.
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