Who is Andra Day?- Biography
Andra Day is an American singer and songwriter whose native home is in San Diego, California. Her first album was debuted in 2015 called Cheers to fall. It peaked number 48 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Her album was also nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Its main single was Rise Up.
This single was also nominated for Best R&B Performance. She later appeared with Stevie Wonder in an ad for Apple TV in 2015. She was born in Spokane in Washington but she moved to Southern California when she was three years old. She grew up with her family in San Diego California. She discovered that she can sing at a young age at the First United Methodist Church in Chula Vista, California.
Andra also began taking dance lessons at age 5 and continued up to her 20s. She used to attend Valencia Park Elementary School where she perfected her art performance. She was later introduced to the sounds of prominent jazz vocalists like Billie Holiday at the age 12. She also counts influences from Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington as her early influences on her sound. Andra later joined the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts where she graduated in 2003.
Andra Day Age
Andra was born as Cassandra Monique Batie on December 30, 1984, in Spokane, Washington in the US. As of 2018, she is 34 years old.
Andra Day Height
She stands at a height of 1.7 m tall.
Andra Day Ethnicity | Nationality
She is an American by birth.
Andra Day Parents| Family
There is no information about her parents, siblings or relatives. She has not yet disclosed the information.
Andra Day Marriage
She has not stated if she is married or whether she is dating or not.
Andra Day Career
After Andra finished high school, she began to do various jobs like one of them included working as a children’s entertainer. She was later recognized by Stevie Wonder’s wife, Kai Millard where she was performing at a strip mall and brought her to the attention of her husband back in 2010. Soon after she received a call from Wonder himself where he formed an immediate partnership that was reconnected around a year later.
Wonder introduced her to Adrian Gurvitz a producer during that time. She would later collaborate with the producer to release her first album a few years later. After that, Andra earned a deal with Warner Bros Records because her popularity was rising with numerous covers and mashups on her YouTube channel. At this moment she was working with Gurvitz on around 40 original songs.
She later performed at the 2015 BET Awards, the closing ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics and the Essence Music Festival among others. She was also featured on television shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America and others. She also performed a soundtrack for the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?
Her first studio album was Cheers to the Fall which was released on August 28, 2015. This album met critical acclaims with NPR’s Katie Presley. Andra’s national tour took place in August and September 2015 where she opened for Lenny Kravitz. She, later on, sang Rise Up at The White House. She later entered into an agreement with McDonald’s and Coca-Cola that saw her image put on around 50 million cups at McDonald’s. Later on, her Cheers to the Fall Tour began in November 2016 in her hometown of San Diego. Andra also performed.
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Andra Day Songs
- Rise up from the Cheers to the fall Album (2015)
- Someday at Christmas
- Stand Up for Something
- Forever Mine (2015)
- The Only Way Out
- City Burns
- The Light that Never Falls (2015)
- Goodbye Goodnight
- Gold (2018)
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Andra Day Grammy 2019
In the Granny awards, Andra together with Yolanda Adams and Fantasia sang one of Aretha Franklin songs Natural Woman to pay tribute to her.
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Andra Day Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated at $20 million.
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Fantasia, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day Come Together for Moving Aretha Franklin Grammys Tribute
Three of the most recognizable voices in soul paid tribute to the greatest ever — Aretha Franklin.
Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, Yolanda Adams and Andra Day banded together at Sunday evening’s Grammy Awards to recognize the late queen of soul, who died on Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type at the age of 76.
The women delivered a powerful rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” released by Franklin in 1968.
Standing side-by-side, Barrino-Taylor, 34, Adams, 57, and Day, 34, captivated audience members, prompting a number of attendees to give a standing ovation.
Fans watching from home also expressed their excitement on social media.
“This Aretha Franklin tribute has been the best part of the Grammys,” one user tweeted.
Adams had previously saluted Franklin in song back at the 2011 Grammys, when she teamed up with Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine) and Martina McBride for a 10-minute run-through of Franklin’s many hits.Barrino-Taylor has also previously paid homage to the late icon. She was one of the select artists to perform at Franklin’s funeral at Greater Grace Temple on Aug. 31 in Detroit, Michigan, where she performed an electrifying rendition of “Dr. Feelgood.”
On Jan. 13, a host of vocal powerhouses taped the television special Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.
Adams was among those who performed, as well as Kelly Clarkson, Common, Céline Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe and SZA. An airdate for the program has yet to be announced.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards broadcasted live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.
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