Miami-born, transplanted in New York City, Teraj, is an accomplished model, social media influencer, dancer, and versatile artist who is poised to step into the spotlight as a skillful Pop/R&B singer and songwriter.
Teraj grew up with four sisters and three brothers. At a young age, Teraj was enamored by his own creativity, and set his sights high determined to achieve a career in music and performing arts. As a dedicated student at Design & Architecture Senior High (DASH), Teraj participated in a number of stage performances before heading to the prestigious Cornell University, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Dance.
During his time at Cornell, Teraj was a member of the illustrious a cappella group, The Class Notes, which afforded Teraj the ability to hone in on his vocal skills while participating in the release of promotional singles and tour performances in New York City, Dublin, Paris and Rome. By 2007, Teraj was noted for his exceptional voice and garnered a placement as a biweekly resident performer at the Iguana Lounge in midtown Manhattan.
Few years later, fashion photographer Seth London took interest in Teraj after stumbling on the singer’s online profile that showcased Teraj’s striking features. After a test shoot, London helped develop and guide a modeling career for Teraj that mushroomed into a bona fide profession with Teraj walking in New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway shows and procuring coveted jobs for various brands, including Hermes, YSL, Calvin Klein, Aeropostale, and Zara. Teraj’s distinct look also helped cast him in numerous music videos such as “23” by Mike Will Made It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J, and “Stack It Up!” by Meek Mill and Alley Boy.
As Teraj gained notoriety for his promising modeling career, in January of 2014, Teraj took on the New York City real estate market as an agent for Keller Williams NYC, quickly making a name for himself and landing several appearances on Bravo’s hit reality show ‘Million Dollar Listing New York.’
In 2016, Teraj decided to return to his musical roots full-time and started working on his debut album. Through sheer determination, Teraj wrote and produced DEFY, comprised of 3 EP’s with songs inspired by chapters of his life, hoping to inspire and uplift his listeners, encouraging them to celebrate humanity through life’s splendor and hardships.
With all of his accomplishments, Teraj is just getting started – finally pursuing his lifelong dream as an entertainer/artist ready to change the world.