Grandson, born Jordan Edward Benjamin, is a Canadian-American musician and singer-songwriter. Born in New Jersey, Benjamin moved to Canada at age 3 and grew up in the Eglinton West area of Toronto. He attended university in Montreal where he spent much of his time DJing and playing shows, but moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue a music career.
Grandson burst onto the music scene in 2016 and quickly gained attention for his dynamic fusion of alternative rock, hip-hop, and electronic elements. Grandson’s thought-provoking lyrics focus on social and political issues, addressing topics such as inequality and mental health. He has toured with a slew of great acts including Hobo Johnson, Joywave, Nothing But Thieves, Smashing Pumpkins, Young the Giant, Glorious Sons, Imagine Dragons, and Avril Lavigne.
In 2017, he released his debut EP, “A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1,” followed by “A Modern Tragedy Vol. 2” in 2018. These EPs solidified his presence in the alternative music world, earning him a dedicated fanbase. Grandson continued to rise in popularity with the release of hit singles like “Apologize” and “Blood // Water,” the latter earning him the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2019.
By 2023, Grandson had become an influential force in the music industry, renowned for his captivating live performances and passion for activism. His music resonates with audiences, inspiring them to be more engaged citizens of the world. With a promising career ahead, Grandson’s impact on the music scene continues to evolve, promising even greater achievements in the years to come.