If you’re not aware of the singer Lucky Daye, you’re missing out! Starting out as a contestant on season 4 of American Idol, the singer has worked with big names in the music game. His songwriting credits include songs from stars including Beyoncé, Keith Sweat, Trey Songz, and Ariana Grande. However, his career as a lead artist has garnered a lot of love and critical praise during award season. Following his sophomore album, Candydrip, he cemented his place as one of the hottest R&B stars on the rise. Here’s everything you need to know about the singer taking the R&B world by storm, Lucky Daye
Lucky Daye’s Childhood
Born David Debrandon Brown, Lucky Daye was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his childhood, his family was part of a now-defunct Christian church that forbade secular music, considering it a sin. This forced the artist solely sing and consume music during church. In fact, his musical knowledge was admittedly limited to church hymns. According to an interview with Vice, Daye says the church’s punishments against the children were harsh. Being accused of “back-talking” or not finishing all of their food would lead to corporal punishment.
“I don’t know exactly what they had going on,” said Lucky Daye. “I just know there was a room that I hated that they put us in. If we talked, we would get beat. If we didn’t eat certain food or complained—it was always some petty stuff, like if you didn’t eat all of your food, you would get beat.”
His parents eventually left the church and Daye’s love for R&B flourished. He fell in love with legends like Prince, Rick James, and Stevie Wonder who would shape his artistry. After the damages of Hurricane Katrina, the singer relocated to Tyler, Texas. He would later end up moving, once again, to Atlanta, Georgia.
Songwriting & RCA Deal
The singer was able to establish himself as a songwriter and background vocalist during his time in Atlanta, where he began working with Keith Sweat and Ne-Yo. In the years that followed, he racked up even more credits on songs with Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, and Keke Palmer, among others. However, things took a turn for the better when he landed a deal with RCA Records and Keep Cool in 2018 before releasing his hit record, “Roll Some Mo.”
During the 2020 Grammy Awards, Lucky Daye was nominated for “Best R&B Performance” and “Best R&B Song” for his hit, “Roll Some Mo.” The same year, the artist’s second album, Painted was nominated for “Best R&B Album” as well. The artist took home his first Grammy Award in 2022 at the 64th Grammy Awards. He ended up taking home the “Best Progressive R&B Album” for his EP Table for Two. In 2023, his second album Candydrip was nominated for “Best R&B Album.” His work on Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous and Beyonce’s Rennaissance also landed him nominations for “Album of the Year” and “Best R&B Song.”
What’s Next For Singer Lucky Daye?
With a career getting the chance to work with some of the biggest names, Lucky Daye’s resume keeps growing. His solo career is full of hits as well, validated by the Grammy recognition making him a part of a select group of artists. Now getting the recognition he deserves from fans, and a string of successful releases, people are waiting to see more from the singer. With the past three years of his career being huge, we can’t wait to see what Lucky Daye does next!