PICS: Andra Day at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Rise up: Hometown R&B star Andra Day uplifted a packed Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Nov. 2.

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Andra Day headlined Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Nov. 2.
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The singer, born Cassandra Monique Batie, grew up in San Diego!
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The hometown star was nominated for two 2016 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and for Best R&B Performance.
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Day was born in Spokane, Washington but moved to SoCal when she was 3 years old.
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She began singing at the First United Methodist Church in Chula Vista at a young age, and started taking dance lessons when she was 5.
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She counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington as huge influences.
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In 2010, she was discovered by Stevie Wonder’s then-wife, Kai Millard, performing at a strip mall and told her husband.
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She received a call from Wonder himself soon thereafter. He eventually introduced her to producer Adrian Gurvitz, who would collaborate with Day on her debut album.
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Day rose to prominence through her cover/mashup videos she posted to YouTube, some of which included Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” and Muse’s “Uprising.”
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Her debut album, “Cheers to the Fall,” was released on Aug. 28, 2015 and was met with critical acclaim.
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The album peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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The leadoff single from “Cheers to the Fall,” “Rise Up,” was used in a Beats By Dre commercial featuring Serena Williams.
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In November and December of 2015, Day appeared in an Apple Music commercial with her pal, Stevie Wonder.
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In October 2015, she sang “Rise Up” at the White House for a crowd including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Day performed on the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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She has also been nominated for Outstanding New Artists at the 2016 NAACP Awards.
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