In 2012, Joshua Rogers auditioned for the fifth season of BET’s Sunday Best in Atlanta, and was immediately a favorite of fans and the celebrity judging panel of Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans. Sunday Best host, GRAMMY®-winning Platinum selling artist Kirk Franklin gave Rogers the nickname "Young Buck." After weeks of consistent performances of songs, Joshua landed in the finals and ultimately won, becaming the first male and youngest winner of Sunday Best. With his win, Rogers received a cash prize, a 2013 Ford Escape, and a recording contract with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel label.
During his tenure at Music World Gospel, the 22-year-old Greeleyville, South Carolina native released his debut EP, Well Done (2012), which premiered at No.1 on the Billboard Charts. Joshua’s sophomore project, Unconditional (2013), topped the Billboard Gospel Charts at No. 2 in its release.
Joshua has traveled and become a household name to gospel music lovers across the nation. Joshua has been an featured guest vocalist on the hit television show, Praise the Lord of The Trinity Broadcasting Network, The Word network and BET's Bobby Jones Gospel. He was also,featured in the 2013 BET Celebration of Gospel as part of an all-star tribute to gospel music legend, James Cleveland. In addition to being featured in many notable publications, Joshua was heralded as a singer to watch by industry tastemakers across the nation in the January 2013 issue of Jet Magazine in the entertainment spotlight.
Excited for the next phase of his journey, Joshua was released from his recording contract with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel in January 2016. Mixed Bag Entertainment acquired the singer through a buyout, adding him to their roster which includes; GRAMMY®-nominated female group VIRTUE and GRAMMY®-nominated Pop male group Committed. Mixed Bag released Joshua's first single "Don’t Leave Me" in the fall of 2016, produced by GRAMMY®-nominated producer Blac Elvis (Beyonce, Tamar, Usher, Ciara).
Joshua released his third full-length album, Returning, in 2018. Returning is Joshua’s most personal and career-defining project to date. No longer a teenager, Joshua showcases his vocal versatility and maturity under the production of some of the industries top producers like Blac Elvis, Asaph Ward, Pierre Medor, and Lucius Hoskins. Talented newcomers like Khirye Tyler, James Wright, David Minus, Andre Johnson, and Dennis Atkinson also add their contributions.
The lead single, "Pour Your Oil," produced by BMI’s 2016 songwriter of the year, Lucius Hoskins, showcases Joshua's multidimensional vocal ability on a soothing Contemporary Gospel Praise & Worship tune. This single is a personal testimony for Joshua, who has admittedly talked about depression due to his career, finances, and health. This song represents a new season and fresh anointing of what God has already promised Joshua of what’s to come. The singer personally expressed, "I’m optimistic about my future. I’m now in a position where I can create quality music that is meaningful, while being transparent and telling my story to my very supportive fans."