About The Artist

When Andra Day sings, you can hear loss, love, heartbreak, hope, and everything in between. Her inimitable voice and impassioned delivery enchant audiences, tastemakers, and peers alike. The singer and songwriter’s full-length debut, Cheers to the Fall [Warner Bros. Records], garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nod for “Best R&B Album,” while her single “Rise Up” notched a nomination for “Best R&B Performance.” At the 58th annual ceremony, she stunned audiences during a duet with Ellie Goulding, upholding what’s become a tradition of show-stopping appearances. These performances include taking the stage at the First Family’s National Christmas Tree Lighting, the 2015 BET Awards, the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Cannes, Sundance, McDonalds 365 Black Awards, the Closing Ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics, and ESSENCE Music Festival as well as on television for Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Live with Kelly & Michael, Wendy Williams, A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America with Nick Jonas, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, and more. Moreover, she’s stared the stage with ?uestlove, Common, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Patti Labelle, and many others in addition to touring with Lenny Kravitz. Everybody from Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson to Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Iovine has publicly sung her praises, while legendary filmmaker Spike Lee directed the music video for “Forever Mine.” Resonating throughout pop culture, Andra was invited to join forces with J. Cole on “Mississippi Goddamn” on the soundtrack for the Oscar®-nominated documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? and provide the end title track for Meru. “Rise Up” fueled a high-profile Beats By Dre campaign, while she and her first champion Stevie Wonder performed “Someday At Christmas” for an Apple commercial. At the 47th NAACP Image Awards, she received a nod for “Outstanding New Artist.”

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