Building a legacy is a challenging pursuit. But Andre Watson, aka Royal, is determined to mark the music industry for his children. Such a vision pushes him beyond boundaries and motivates him to perfect his craft further. Royal brings heartfelt, genuine music to the table, and his journey has only begun.
Royal was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The talented rapper and songwriter obtained his stage name after his cousin called him “The Prince.” Eventually, his name evolved into Royal, a stage name fitting for his rapidly-growing career in the industry. The artist began creating music at an early age. He is self-taught and is determined to better his sound to stand out in the hip hop and R&B scene.
Although Royal began pursuing his passion in middle school, it wasn’t until he turned 24 that he began pursuing music as a profession. Taking inspiration from the works of Drake, Fabolous, and PartyNextDoor, the artist is motivated to create a lasting impression on his listeners across the globe. People who genuinely love music will indeed be left in awe at the artist’s creativity and authentic lyricism.
Royal recently worked on his latest project called Summer on Main St, showcasing his originality as the artist merged trap and soulful music vibes. The rapper has touched listeners of all ages and from different walks of life. Essentially, Royal has produced music that goes beyond limits and challenges the boundaries from one genre to another. Above anything, music lovers value the genuine passion evident in the artist’s delivery.
“I was motivated by hearing the stories of people who struggle, adults and children. My goal was to uplift the world and let everyone know that they are all kings and queens,” Royal said. Determined to win his first Grammy and land the list of Forbes’s most influential people, the artist delivers profound messages through his unique sound.
Royal aims to become one of the most prominent artists in the country. Hence, the artist is continually exploring and learning from other artists such as Tory Lanez, Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, and more. Additionally, the rapper has collaborated with various music stars and joined different tours nationwide. He was part of the I Am tour in 2009 and Salute Me or Shoot Me 2 by Wacka Flocka Flame.
After experiencing the fulfillment of bringing happiness to music lovers nationwide, Royal aims to create the same experience for himself as the highlight someday. The artist seeks to make a lasting impression on his fans and be remembered as one of the most impactful artists of his generation.
Besides his career in music, Royal is also a savvy entrepreneur and investor. He has obtained over ten million dollars from his investment ventures in a trucking company, forex trading, and real estate. The artist leverages his expertise in business to grow his career as a musician. “I also teach people how to become owners, rather than employees. I speak hope and life into the world and do it with a genuine heart,” said Royal.
Learn more about Royal on his website.