Jon Batiste is one of history’s most brilliant, prolific, and accomplished musicians. He has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for his latest studio album, We Are. He has also co-composed the score for the Pixar animated film Soul, for which he received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Film Award and a Critic’s Choice Award. He is the music director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
But who is Jon Batiste’s celebrity inspiration? In a recent tweet, he revealed that it is none other than Kim Taehyung, also known as V, from the global sensation BTS. Batiste wrote: “Kim Taehyung” in response to a twitter user who asked him who his celebrity inspiration was.
This is not the first time that Batiste has expressed his admiration for V. The two met at the Grammys 2022, where BTS performed their hit song Butter and Batiste won his first Grammy for Soul. They hung out together backstage and V even shared pictures and videos with him on his social media. V taught Batiste how to say hello, nice to meet you, goodbye and I ate well in Korean.
Fans were delighted to see this interaction and praised both artists for their talent and charisma. They also hoped that Batiste would be featured in V’s upcoming debut solo album, which is expected to be released later this year. V recently made headlines as he appeared at a Celine Private event in Cannes, where he looked dashing.
Jon Batiste and Kim Taehyung are two of the most influential and versatile musicians of our time. They have both explored different genres of music and have shown their passion and creativity in their work. They have also inspired millions of people around the world with their positive messages and humanitarian efforts. They are truly role models for aspiring artists and fans alike.