South Auckland-based Jawsh 685 captures the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100

October 13, 2020


Josh Nanai (Jawsh685) reaching another milestone.

​Jawsh685, the South Auckland, Manurewa-proud artist has hit another milestone with his "Savage Love -Laxed Siren Beat"​ remix soaring to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

The remix which features international superstars Jason Derulo and K-Pop group BTS will be Josh Nanai's (Jawsh685) first track to reach the top of the chart.

The 17-year-old New Zealand-born, Cook Island, Samoan producer says he's shocked with his achievement.

"This actually blows my mind to be US number 1.

"A kid from South Auckland y’know showing other kids you can do it, any street you’re from, anywhere. You can do it, believe in yourself, you can do it. Trust me."​

The original track which only features Derulo has over 1 billion combined streams worldwide and is certified 2x Platinum​ across globe including the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Italy​.

But Nanai is becoming no stranger to the awards and accolades as he recently received the Special Recognition award at the 2020 Pacific Music Award​s​.

He told PMN News his vision is "to see music from other Pasifika artists go international, on world national channels not just New Zealand".

Josh Nanai (Jawsh685) receiving the Special Recognition Award at the 2020 Pacific Music Awards. Photo credit: