Andra Day is taking the world by storm. Coming off two 2016 Grammy nominations for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album, Day is on her way toward becoming “soul music’s next big thing” (V Magazine). Day makes her Austin City Limits debut performing tracks from her debut album Cheers to the Fall.
As a child growing up in San Diego, Day sang in the church choir and studied dance, theater and music at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Drawing inspiration from powerhouse singers such as Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill and Janis Joplin, by the age of 16 Day knew she wanted to sing professionally. Day’s journey, in a larger sense, began when Stevie Wonder’s wife Kai heard her perform at a store opening, which later resulted in Day partnering with songwriter/producer Adrian Gurvitz (The Bodyguard).
Day has since gone one to achieve show-stealing performances at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2015 BET Awards, Cannes, ESSENCE Music Festival, and more. Almost one year after the release of Cheers to the Fall, the album’s crown jewel and Grammy-nominated single “Rise Up” continues to resonate with listeners from all walks of life.
The singer describes her 13-song debut as “a biography told in the form of music.” With themes centered on truth, fearlessness, vulnerability and forgiveness it’s no wonder AXS writes, “She’s well on her way to earn the hearts of many fans.”
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