Twenty One Pilots Singer Tyler Joseph Discusses How His Hard Work In Basketball Paid Off In A Successful Music Career

Shayla D - Author

Sep. 13 2016, Updated 5:24 p.m. ET

Twenty One Pilots singer Tyler Joseph wasn’t necessarily destined to be one of the most successful musicians of all time, but in a recent podcast with Rolling Stones, Joseph revealed how his hard work at being a successful basketball player helped form the work ethic that has made Twenty One Pilots one of the most sought after groups of 2016.

Both Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun discussed the success of the Twenty One Pilots album Blurryface and their current world tour. As previously reported by Inquisitr, Twenty One Pilots just recently accomplished a charting feat that only Elvis and The Beatles had previously achieved by having two top five singles on Billboard‘s Top 100 at the same time, and the Pilots have been selling out arenas around the globe.

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During the Rolling Stone podcast, Both Joseph and Dun attributed the Twenty One Pilots’ current success to their formative childhood years. Dun admitted living a sheltered life in which his parents limited the types of music he listened to while growing up and Joseph discussed how his being forced by his mother to focus on succeeding at basketball developed a strong work ethic that helped him to be the driving force behind the Twenty One Pilots’ rise to fame.

“I had to make 500 shots every day and when my mom wasn’t looking, I’d get up closer to the basket and do lay-ups and count them and she’d be at the back window at the kitchen and knock. Then I’d have to go back and shoot from longer,” Joseph said. Tyler’s daily basketball routine was often used as motivation to get a meal which could explain why Twenty One Pilots are not starving musicians. Apparently Joseph’s on-court success paid off as well.


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