Recently, Josh shared his aha! moment with Gayle for the January 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Josh may be a musical sensation these days, but in the article he admits that he was kind of a nerd in high school.
"I was one of those kids who just had a hard time finding my way," he says. "[I went to] a school that was big on the athletics, big on the academics. I wasn't necessarily a hotshot at either, and I just knew that music was my language."
After years of struggling to find his voice, Josh transferred to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, which focuses on academics for half of the day and arts for the second half. "It was the first place that I really felt like I had a voice," he says. "From that moment on, [I] decided that it's okay to be different, it's okay to follow your heart, it's okay to really dive into what you believe in."