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As my 21st birthday approaches, and more relevant to you, the end of 2013, I find myself reflecting a lot. Not just on the last year, but really on the past 20 years of my life. But again, I want to keep this relevant to you.

2013 has been a roller coaster of a year. It started out with me having 2 well paying jobs, multiple radio shows a week, volunteering twice a week with children and trying to be an overall good person. I also planned and funded a major event in June of 2013 where over 1,000 teenage girls showed up! I met Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, Carson Daly, Seth Meyers, the entire cast of two seasons of the Voice and the entire top 12 of The X Factor USA.

2014 looks pretty amazing as well. I can’t got into detail, but it’s a packed year so far! I have two events currently on the radar - One Scheduled for February 28th with details TBA in the next week or so, and another for the Summer of 2014.

I also am currently writing a script for a new Youtube Short Series tentatively titled “Hollywood Dreaming” as well as casting another Youtube Series that I can’t got into detail yet. There is talks of me partnering with a few major outlets in the coming year.

However, this blog post (really written as an open letter) is really to take a second to reflect on things that aren’t so work related.

I have come to the conclusion that I have a small fan base. I don’t know how many people consider themselves “fans” or supporters of what I do, but I do know that there are some people out there. I also know that these people have shown me so much love and support of 2013, that I can’t wait to share everything I have planned for 2014! I also know that these people are literally awesome! They come up to me at events, they want photos with me, I even get to sign their faces.

With that being said, I want to invite you to join me as 2014 closes up.

On December 27th, I will be publishing my second annual “Yearly Countdown” of the best songs of the year. Last year, I did the Top 12 of 2012, this year I will be doing the Top 20 of 20-13. I would hope you joined me.

December 23rd, You are invited to celebrate my 21st birthday. Details:

Also, on December 29th, I will be hosting Billy The Kid at the Whiskey in LA. Details will be at RubenJay.com later on.

January 4th I will be hosting “Rock-In the New Year” at the Vault, Details will also be posted on RubenJay.com soon!

And with all of that being said, Thank you for being the best supporters I could ever ask for. I will always remember how awesome 2013 was.


Ruben Jay
Your Fearful Leader.