CURRENTLY NOMINATED FOR FIVE 2023 GRAMMY AWARDS
BEST R&B ALBUM – CANDYDRIP
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE – “OVER”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – BEYONCÉ – RENAISSANCE (SONGWRITER)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – MARY J. BLIGE – GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS (DELUXE) (SONGWRITER)
BEST R&B SONG – MARY J. BLIGE – “GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS” (SONGWRITER)
“If ‘Candy Drip’ is any indication, Daye is set on further carving out his own space in the R&B genre.”
– Rolling Stone
““The six-time Grammy nominee has been consistent with the output, gracing enough stages over the past three years to convert the oblivious to believer…”
“…Far ahead of his competition in the genre. Daye’s forlorn vocal manipulation has drawn comparison to Frank Ocean, but his versatility and strategic fusions of funk and jazz nod to how he might set himself apart…”
“Searching for some immaculate, forward-thinking R&B? Look no further than Lucky Daye’s new album ‘Candydrip’…”
“Lucky Daye has this generation’s R&B crown as he’s made a great case to possess it with each release. All we can do now is watch him shine and thrive in the spotlight…”
“…Daye gives R&B a whole new meaning.”
“…an R&B hybrid that is as traditional as it is uniquely his own.”
–The New Yorker
[New York, NY – December 9, 2022] – Today, New Orleans-native & GRAMMY-award winning R&B powerhouse Lucky Daye releases the deluxe version of his critically acclaimed & GRAMMY-nominated sophomore album Candydrip via Keep Cool/RCA Records.
Stream/download the deluxe album HERE.
The deluxe edition of Candydrip features previous standouts from the album including “Fuckin’ Sound,” “NWA,” and “Over” as well as brand new tracks “Magic,” “Apply Pressure,” “These Signs,” and an original version of “NWA.” The last three of these new tracks feature production from Lucky’s longtime collaborator D’Mile, who recently received a GRAMMY nomination for Producer of the Year with recognition for his work on Candydrip.
This release comes fresh off the heels of Daye’s five nominations for the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards. Daye received nominations for Best R&B Album for Candydrip and Best R&B Performance for “Over,” as well as co-writing on Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE for Album of the Year, Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) for Album of the Year, and Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous” for Best R&B Song, making him an 11x time GRAMMY nominee. These nominations follow his 2022 GRAMMY win for Best Progressive R&B Album for his 2021 EP Table for Two.
Candydrip was released earlier this year and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and #10 on the Billboard Current R&B Albums Chart. Upon release the album received critical acclaim fromthe likes of NPR, Complex, Rolling Stone, Billboard and many more.
The album explores Daye’s redefinition of modern R&B through an alluring sensory-driven world, shaped by the inspiration of Afrofuturism. The 17-track body of work is the taste of a new era, one that celebrates his rise to stardom, while still bringing listeners on a ride they’ve never experienced before. Candydrip continues the sensory experience that he first introduced with Painted, only this time, it’s taste over sight. Also along for the journey are collaborators and friends – rapper Smino, modern Chicago-drill zeitgeist Lil Durk, and synth-soul group Chiiild.
Daye’s hit single “Over” off Candydrip has amassed over 250 million global audio and video streams to date, broke into the Billboard Hot 100, reached #11 on the Billboard Hot R&B songs chart, and has spawned over 135K TikTok creations. He delivered a soulful performance of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Candydrip (Deluxe) Tracklist:
02. God Body feat. Smino
03. Feels Like
04. NWA feat. Lil Durk
06. Candy Drip (Interlude)
07. Candy Drip
11. Fuckin’ Sound
12. Compassion feat. Chiiild
13. Touch Somebody (Interlude)
14. Used To Be
16. These Signs
17. Cherry Forest
19. Apply Pressure
21. NWA (Original Version)
Daye most recently wrapped on the European leg of his Candydrip tour, which hit North American cities this past spring.
In addition to his success with Candydrip, Daye has worked on numerous successful collaborations with other artists, including features on Megan Thee Stallion’s“Star,” Snakehips’ “Solitude” with BIA, Yung Bleu’s “Your Love is Dangerous,” Ari Lennox’s “Boy Bye,” SG Lewis’ “Vibe Like This” with Ty Dolla $ign, Mark Ronson’s “Too Much,” Ella Mai’s “A Mess,” and Syd’s “CYBAH.” Daye also collaborated on Beyoncé’s “ALIEN SUPERSTAR” off her latest album RENAISSANCE.
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ABOUT LUCKY DAYE
GRAMMY-Award winning R&B star Lucky Daye discovered his love of music and natural gift for singing and songwriting early in life in his hometown of New Orleans. Displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Lucky moved to Atlanta for a brief stint and eventually ventured to Los Angeles to pursue his music dreams. After meeting producer D’Mile and working with him on his debut album Painted, Lucky fully realized his voice and potential. His undeniable talent as a vocalist took shape and landed him at his label home, Keep Cool, in partnership with RCA Records.
This year, Lucky Daye has received five nominations for the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards, performed his hit single “Over” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and released his sophomore album Candydrip. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and #10 on the Billboard Current R&B Albums Chart, and upon release received critical acclaim fromNPR, Complex, Rolling Stone, and Billboard, who hailed Daye’s latest effort as “immaculate, forward-thinking R&B.” In addition to Candydrip, Lucky has also released a number collaborations including “Star” with Megan Thee Stallion, “Too Much” with Mark Ronson, “A Mess” with Ella Mai, “CYBAH” with Syd, and more.
Prior to these accolades, Daye received a GRAMMY Award for Best Progressive R&B album for his 2021 EP Table for Two, received nominations for four GRAMMY’s in 2019, including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song, and released his explosive hit “Roll Some Mo” in late 2018.