Bio

 

Singer, songwriter Bo Napoleon has devoted more than half of his life to music. Born in 1987 in Carson, Ca his strong family roots in the Hawaiian Islands had him picking up a ukulele and playing music at the early age of 9 years old. By the time he was 11 years old, he was already playing guitar and writing his own original songs, which would continue throughout his teenage years. A Carson high school graduate, Bo played football and baseball throughout high school and received a full athletic scholarship to IUP in Pennsylvania, majoring in communications. None the less, music and songwriting was always a staple in his life and pulling him in different directions. In the fall of 2010 he made the decision to leave college in pursuit of a full time music career; in the same year he wrote “Alcoholic” and “Wade In Your Water” which became hit songs for the group Common Kings. The success of his song writing led to the release of his first single “Born and Raised” in 2011, the single became a popular song and was strongly supported on Hawaii radio and within the Hawaiian community and birthed the artist Bo Napoleon. 2015 brought another major stepping stone in Bo’s music career with the Release of “If That’s Ok”, released in Hawaii, the song has gained amazing commercial support and has been quoted by Jamie Hyatt - KDDN-FM iheartmedia’s flagship reggae station as “the song transcends format boundaries; #1 test all media research, #1 single sales, #1 Shazam “ and is in Power rotation at Hawaii’s KPHW Power 104 as Wayne Marie has championed the record in the market place and proven the record in CHR Rhythmic format. “That’s Ok” has gained tremendous momentum and interest from major record labels and the interest of A&R extraordinaire Selim Bouab. With influences like Bob Marley, Max Martin, Kanye West, Craig David, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, Fiji, and his father Nappy, who is Bo’s idol and well known Hawaiian singer and Hula dancer. It is easy to recognize how Bo’s wide pallet of music and unique writing ability has molded him into one of the special singer - songwriters that can resonate with the masses.