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SONG REVENUE: HOPPED UP
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THE B-SIDE
Lucky Daye (Keep Cool/RCA)
5/12/22

WHAT IT IS: Following moves to Atlanta and L.A., New Orleans native Lucky Daye met producer D’Mile and the pair began crafting his Grammy-nominated debut album, Painted, which introduced his brand of smoky, full-spectrum R&B. His EP Table for Two, featuring duets with Yebba, Ari Lennox and Mahalia, earned him a Grammy win in 2022 for Best Progressive R&B Album. Daye dropped his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Candydrip, in March, alongside lead single “Over.”
ALBUM: Candydrip
RELEASE DATE: 3/10
SINGLE: “Over”
TV: Performed 2021 Soul Train Awards; Fallon
LIVE: Headlined 25+ city U.S. Candydrip Tour, which kicked off on 3/18; performing R&B ONLY FEST, Sol Blume 2022, more
INTERNET: 7.4m+ monthly Spotify listeners, added to playlists like big on the internet, Are & Be, Chilled R&B, POLLEN, more; 135m+ TikTok video creations on “Over”; 2b+ combined YouTube video views
RADIO: “Over” impacted Urban on 4/11
PRESS: Rolling Stone, NPR, Grammy.com, The New Yorker, Vibe, more
BOOKING: Peter Schwartz/WME
PUBLISHING: Sony Music Publishing
MANAGEMENT: Sam Watters & Josh Bloom