Singer Ian Thomas recently moved to California following his success overseas, and he’s excited to make his mark in the US! Ian just released a new music video for his song “Cheers” featuring Tyga, and he exclusively chatted with J-14 about his career, and how it started!

He explained, “I always loved to sing when I was little, I literally grew up with the rock band Queen coming out of the speakers at home, my dad was a really big fan and I sang along. Professionally, it started at 13 when I did a cover of Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ in Dutch, my native language. That blew up so fast on the internet that I received a phone call for an audition at Universal Music. I have been singing and entertaining ever since.”

Now Ian is doing so well in his career that he got to work with his idol, Tyga! He told us, “I just featured with Tyga on my new single, ‘Cheers’. He was one of the artists I really liked to collaborate with and thanks to my management it happened. I am really grateful about that!”

So, does Ian have a celebrity crush? He spilled, “I kinda like Jennifer Lawrence a lot…As soon as I saw The Hunger Games I thought to myself, won’t mind meeting her one day!” Fingers crossed this happens!

Ian is really excited for everyone to hear all of his upcoming music. Here’s his message to fans, “I want to be in a position where people do not only hear my music but really experience it. My new single ‘Cheers’ featuring Tyga is the first one to be released in the U.S. so I am excited about that. I have a lot of new music I would like to share with my fans in the future.”

And we can’t wait to hear it! What about YOU?