Who is ilish?
Ilish Eduardo Valdivia "ILISH" the youngest of 3 was born and raised in Miami, FL. His background is Honduran/Cuban, and he speaks fluent English and Spanish. As a toddler, he picked up a microphone and began singing to his mother. Ever since that moment, his family knew he was going to be musically inclined. In his freshman high school year, he began to take music seriously. This was around the same time ILISH was going through a rough teenage phase of drinking, smoking, and partying with his peers. 4 years of living that lifestyle lead him to not accomplishing much in music. In his senior year of high school, ILISH began attending a church youth group that began to give his life direction. ILISH made a vow to live a Godly lifestyle and make edifying music. He managed to build a home studio by selling his Xbox 360 and working at his parent's art gallery. Once the studio was fully functional he recorded his 1st mixtape "School of Thought". By February 2014 the project got over 16k plays and was the #1 download on Rapzilla.com. This was the 1st big milestone in his career.
In summer 2015 he released "School of Thought Bonus Tracks" his 1st official EP. The project dropped with a visual for his single "IDK?". The project would play a huge part in bookings, tours, and features. In August 2016 ILISH released a visual for his single "What Chu Want" ft. WxNDER y, and a 7 track EP "No Days Off". This album landed him a gig in Austin, Texas SXSW event. In 2017 he became an international recording artist by collaborating with U.K. artist Ghostlotus. The track "Stopping" landed #10 on the U.K. Christian Music Charts.
July 2017 The "Levels" series began with a visual for "No Luck". the video got over 10k views on youtube. After a year of touring, collaborating, and becoming a father ilish released "Levels II" in August 2018. The project has reached over 160k streams, and followed with a video for "Overthinking". To follow the hype in 2018 ILISH collaborated in a song titled "In Your Love". This is his most streamed song to date reaching almost 200k. Now in 2019 ILISH has released 5 singles "Holy Roller", "Save Me", "Ocean Drive", "Mala", and "Unity" reaching over 50k and counting.
Although music is a huge part of ilish's life he is way more than just an artist. He is a loving husband, a loving father, a devoted Christian, and a disciple that is still growing in life. Get to know him more intimately through his music.
"I believe in building genuine relationships that will last a lifetime." - ILISH