Who is ilish?


  Ilish Eduardo Valdivia "ILISH" the youngest of 3 was born and raised in Miami,FL. ILISH's 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 more serious. 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 parents 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". The project dropped with a visual for his 1st hit single "IDK?". The project would play a huge part with future bookings, tours, and features. On August 2016 ILISH released a visual for his single "What Chu Want" ft. WxNDER y, and a 7 track EP "No Days Off". This was the album that boosted ILISH's career, and 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 then released "levels ii" on august 2018. The project got over 100k streams, and followed with a video for "Overthinking". although music is a huge part of ilish's life he is way more than just a an artist. He is a loving husband, a loving father, a trustworthy friend, 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