Yehonathan Gatro was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. He started singing when he was just 14 and became a teen heartthrob with popularity with the girl/teen audiences. Although he came out to his own family, he remained closeted for the beginning of his musical career.
In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles to study acting. In 2006, he released the first single "Kore Lecha" (Hebrew for "Calling You"), a gay love song. The single represented Yehonathan’s official coming-out to his fans. The video version of the song went on to top the charts in Israel.
On February 26, 2013, Yehonathan officially released his second full-length English album "Yeho", containing 10 tracks, produced by Lyrik. Lyrik also appears in the album on the song "You'll Be Loved". Also appearing on the album is the Russian LGBT singer Daniell Gertsegov in the song "My Yeho."