Exploring The Success of Tyler Joseph’s Musical Career with 21 Pilots, as a Solo Artist and His Family Ties

If you have heard of the musical duo, Twenty One Pilots, then you should know its frontman, Tyler Joseph. An American musician, Tyler is a professional songwriter and singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He began his career as a solo artist before Twenty One Pilots came to be.

Tyler has been associated with other music acts like Mutemath, Dallon Weekes, Paul Meany, and Whittaker. Known as Tyjo, Blurryface, and Smol Bean in some quarters, he counts his family among his biggest fans. For him, the remarkable successes he has recorded as a musician has a lot to do with the support he gets from his mother and siblings.

He Has Won a Grammy Award Out of Six Nominations as a Member of Twenty One Pilots

It was in 2009 that Tyler Joseph teamed up with the bass player, Nick Thomas, and drummer Chris Salih to form Twenty One Pilots, a musical band based in Columbus, Ohio. December of the same year saw them release their debut and eponymous album.

In 2011, Nick and Chris left the band, with Tyler taking up a new partner, Josh Dun (a drummer). The same year, the duo came up with Regional at Best, still as Twenty One Pilots. In 2012, they signed to the Fueled by Ramen label, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. The duo subsequently released other albums including Vessel (2013), Blurryface (2015), and Trench (2018).

In addition to their albums, Twenty One Pilots has over these years embarked on numerous tours across the United States, gathering fame and thousands of fans.

They have also received several award nominations, winning 2017 Grammy’s Best Pop Duo/Group Performance; this was for their song “Stressed Out”. The song also earned them the Record of the Year nomination just as “Heathens” brought them the Best Rock Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media nominations at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. In 2019, “Jumpsuit” earned them another Grammy nomination. This time it was for Best Rock Song.

“No Phun Intended” Is His Biggest Accomplishment as a Solo Artist

This beginning of Tyler’s musical career has been traced to high school. He grew up in Columbus where he attended the Worthington Christian School and played high school basketball as a point guard. Despite being active in basketball, Tyler Joseph was drawn to music and entertainment.

He once performed the National Anthem at one of his team’s matches alongside Nick Thomas with whom he would later team up to form Twenty One Pilots. Tyler later created Slushieguys in 2007, a YouTube channel where he posted amateur comedy sketches and other short videos that revolve around music.

As time went by, it became obvious to Tyler that music was all that mattered for him, so he decided to devote all his time towards pursuing a full-time career thereof. He rejected an offer to play college basketball at Otterbein University which came with a scholarship to focus on music. He started making songs with an old keyboard he received from his mum as a Christmas gift years back, imitating radio jingles. He later released an album titled No Phun Intended in 2007. It was a self-released project he recorded in his basement.

His $20 Million Net Worth Is a Prove to How Successful His Career Has Been

Joseph’s net worth has been estimated between $10 and $20 million. The exact value of his wealth may not be known but it is clear he is a multi-millionaire and, the major source of his wealth is his music career. As part of Twenty One Pilots, Tyler has recorded significant success in his profession. Among their several releases, Vessel (2013), their first major-label album was their breakthrough as it reached #21 on Billboard Top 200. Containing hit singles like Car Radio, House of Gold, and Holding on to You, the album sold over one million copies in the US as well as received a platinum certification.

Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface (2015) later became their greatest hit as it topped Billboard’s Top 200 as well as other US music charts including Alternative and Rock. The album sold almost 150,000 copies in a week, hitting #8 in 2016 best-selling album, and receiving RIAA platinum certification thrice.

In addition to albums and songs, Twenty One Pilots’ tours and live concerts have generated significant amounts for Tyler. The prominent ones include the Quiet Is Violent Tour (2014), Blurryface Tour (2015–2016), and The Bandito Tour (2018-2019).

The Musician Is Married to an Actress and Instagram Star

  • Name: Jenna Elizabeth Joseph (nee Black)
  • Date of Birth: June 12, 1993
  • Occupation: Actress and Instagram Influencer
  • Duration of Marriage to Tyler: 2015 – Present

Tyler Joseph got married to his girlfriend Jenna Black in 2015 and they are now parents to a daughter named Rosie Joseph; she was born on the 9th of February 2020.

Much wasn’t known about the wife of the musician until in recent years. As such, how their relationship began has been largely left to speculations. Nonetheless, credible sources have claimed that the two began dating in 2013. If that’s true, things happened quickly for the couple as they got engaged in Paris on the 8th of July 2014. The following year, precisely on the 28th of March 2015, they became life partners as they exchanged vows at the Irongate Equestrian Center.

What Jenna does for a living is quite a mystery but given the massive number of followers she has on Instagram, one needs no soothsayer to tell she is a social media influencer. Apart from that, she is a bit of an actress as she has featured in several of her husband’s music videos.

Tyler Joseph’s Parents are Educators

The musician was named Tyler Robert Joseph after he was born on the 1st of December 1988. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Kelly (nee Stryker) Joseph and Christopher Anthony Joseph.

Tyler is one of the four children (three sons and a daughter) born to his parents who are educators. While his father was once a school principal, Tyler’s mom taught mathematics at the Olentangy School District. She later became the high school basketball coach; that was in 2013.

Although she first spurred her son towards a basketball career while homeschooling him in his earlier years, Kelly became a devoted fan of Tyler when he settled for music. Ahead of Tyler’s shows during his early career years, she would help him share his tickets in front of Ohio State University.

What We Know About His Siblings

(L-R) Tyler, Chris, Kelly, Jay, Madison, and Zack: image source

Joseph grew up alongside his younger brothers; Zachary “Zach” Philip Joseph and Jay Thomas Joseph. He also has a younger sister named Madison Grace Brett.

Tyler’s immediate younger brother Zack Joseph (born September 12, 1990) is also a musician. He sings, writes songs, and plays multiple instruments. Zack featured in several of Tyler’s videos when they were young and later appeared in Twenty One Pilot’s “Kitchen Sink”.

He also attended the Worthington High School where he played basketball. Zack later studied Cello Performance and Music at the State University of New York, Fredonia campus. In 2014, he released his debut album titled All in Time. Zack Joseph is married to an Instagram star known as Tatum and they have a daughter named Pepper Chloe.

His sister, Madison (born June 25, 1994) is a social media star. She got married to William Brett in 2016 and they have two kids together.

Tyler’s youngest sibling and brother, Jay Thomas Joseph (born September 3, 1998) also played high school basketball at Worthington Christian. On finishing high school, he enrolled at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio.

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