BJ Griffin: 5 Things To Know About The Singing Cellist Auditioning For ‘AGT’

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  • BJ is auditioning for AGT in the July 18 episode.
  • BJ is a singing cellist.
  • BJ is a huge fan of free diving.

The America’s Got Talent season 18 auditions are wrapping up, but there are some stellar acts that have yet to take the stage. BJ Griffin will be performing during the July 18 episode. BJ is beyond talented with both his singing and cello-playing abilities.

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BJ Griffin during his ‘AGT’ audition. (NBC)

So, who is BJ Griffin? He’s a rising star in the music industry. HollywoodLife has rounded up everything you need to know about BJ, from his musical talents to his background.

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BJ sings and plays the cello.

BJ is a double talent. Not only is he a singer, but he plays the cello at the same time. BJ studied music education, cello performance, and music industry at James Madison University, according to his official website. That’s also where he began his singing career as a soloist for an all-male a capella group.

BJ has released original music.

BJ released his new single “It’s A New Day” on July 18, the same day his audition aired on NBC. He also dropped additional singles in 2019: “Time” and “On My Mind.”

BJ grew up in Virginia.

BJ was born in Detroit, Michigan, but his family moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. When he was a young performer, BJ was a member of the Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra.

BJ Griffin performing on ‘AGT.’ (NBC)

BJ formed his own band.

BJ created the band BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove in 2013. He also formed the BJ Griffin Duo with longtime pal Jason Brown. His band has been the supporting act for Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and more.

BJ loves to free dive.

When he’s not singing and performing, BJ is all about free diving. He has shared countless videos on his Instagram account of his underwater adventures. “So GRATEFUL to be able to use freediving to connect deeper to myself,” he recently captioned one of his videos.

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