Florida artist Xander850 provides a contemporary blend of Pop, Soul and Trap infused with rare authenticity and eclecticism.
Growing up in Pensacola, Xander frequently visited his grandfather’s radio station and became intrigued with music’s awe-inspiring creation process. At 13, he began crafting compositions by ear when his mother gifted him a keyboard for Christmas. Influenced by Hip Hop and R&B icons Drake and T-Pain, he incorporated melodic flows, introspective lyrics and spacey production into his work. Branding himself as an artist, he created the moniker Xander850 by merging his name (Alexander) and area code.
Relatively unknown, he stunned the industry in 2018 when he dropped his debut single ”Light Up” with Trap luminary Rich The Kid. Now established as the most-played artist in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida, Xander850 boasts over 1,000,000 streams on digital platforms and draws crowds averaging 1500 at a multitude of venues. As a songwriter, he has penned tracks for both esteemed and emerging artists including Chris Brown, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Candice and Kiana Ledè. Constantly aspiring to evolve as a musician, Xander850 aims to release an EP every two months in hopes of outperforming each preceding project.