Raised in St. Louis, Jordan Ward is quickly emerging as one of R&B's rising stars. Developing an affinity for music and dance at a very early age, Jordan polished his skillset after first trying his hand as a choir member before transitioning into musical theatre. His influences include a diverse roster of music luminaries ranging from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and more. After first experimenting with rap, Ward later focused on singing and dancing. By 18, he moved to Los Angeles to chase a career as a dancer. Ward's precocious dance abilities earned him gigs as a dancer for Justin Bieber, Becky G, Janet Jackson and Beyonce, as he appeared in the singer's Homecoming documentary for her epic Coachella performance.
In 2017, Ward began his musical quest after releasing his EP, A Peak at the Summit followed by the full-length, Valley Hopefuls and stellar EP, Remain Calm which included the infectious single, “Lil Baby Crush”. It wasn't until his 2023 debut album, FORWARD, that Ward became the talk of R&B and Hip Hop. His project was propelled by singles "WHITE CROCS" and "FAMJAM4000", Executive Produced by Lido. Ward’s momentum has remained consistent through global touring with JID, Smino, 6LACK, and a sold out solo headline run. His recent output has also been co-signed by Tyler The Creator, J.Cole, No I.D., Rolling Stones (The Best Albums of 2023), Complex Magazine (15 Best Songs of 2023), and more.