Jaden Isaiah Hossler, who operates under the stylized mononym Jxdn (pronounced Jaden), is a singer, songwriter, and social media personality who emerged in 2020 with a versatile sound that combines elements of pop-punk, rock, and trap.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Hossler and his family eventually relocated to Tennessee. Growing up in a Christian household, Hossler spent his formative years listening to classic rock and pop music. By his senior year, he was battling depression and finding solace in the works of Juice Wrld and XXXTentacion. In 2019 Hossler joined the social media platform TikTok and quickly amassed a large and devoted following. He released his first single, "Comatose," in early 2020, and it caught the ear of Travis Barker (blink-182), who signed the young artist to his own DTA Records, an imprint of Elektra. Four more singles appeared later that year, including "Pray" and "Tonight," the latter of which featured Puerto Rican rapper Iann Dior. ~ James Christopher Monger