John Jacob Hannibal V began life immersed in art like many children are. Born in Buffalo, NY to parents who split at a young age, John’s life was always overwhelmed with lack of togetherness.
From the age of 12 where he first began creating music, influenced by love of percussion, John began channeling his longing for togetherness and love into his music.
After years of development, 2014 proved realization to become a Pop singer and producer, bringing light to Hvnnibvl, which derives from his surname, though the “A’s” are replaced with “V’s” to represent his title. HVNNIBVL catapulted in 2016 with songs “Lose” and “No Cover”, which charted on <i>Spotify UK</i>’s viral listings in June 2016 and February 2017. 2017 also included openings for Lil Uzi Vert, Blackbear, Poppy, THEY., & more. The year's big independent single, "On & On" & its remixes proved to be a success, as the Evix remix gathered over 1 Million plays on <a href="Trap Nationquot; data-name="Trap Nation">Trap Nation</a> while the original was featured in Clash. Highlights of 2017 collabs include vocal feats with duo It's Different, amassing millions of streams with songs “Will You I Will” & “Holding On”.
In 2018, HVNNIBVL has thus far seen most success from his collaboration with frequent Zedd collaborator, artist KDrew. Their single “Body of Gold” was featured in Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks” and “A List: Dance” for weeks in the March/April period. “My mission is to create and inspire”, a quote consistently featured in the artist’s biographies, and in interviews.