24 Facts About Andra Day


Andra Day is the recipient of various accolades, including a Grammy Award, a Children's and Family Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and a Daytime Emmy Award.


Andra Day appeared alongside Stevie Wonder, who is partially credited for her discovery, in an ad for Apple TV in late 2015.


In 2020, Andra Day became one of the most-requested artists among Jazz Joy and Roy Global Radio listeners.


Andra Day received the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the film's accompanying soundtrack.


Andra Day was born on December 30,1984, in Edmonds, Washington.


Andra Day moved to Southern California at age three, and grew up in Southeast San Diego, California, with her family.


Andra Day began singing at a young age at the First United Methodist Church in Chula Vista, California.


Andra Day attended Valencia Park Elementary School which she credits with fostering her interest in performing arts.


At age 12, Andra Day was introduced to the sounds of jazz vocalists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington, all of whom she counts as early influences on her sound.


Andra Day attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills, where she graduated in 2003.


On July 11,2019, Andra Day was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.


In 2010, Stevie Wonder's then-wife, Kai Millard, noticed Andra Day performing at a strip mall and brought her to the attention of her husband.


Andra Day was signed in 2011 to a development deal with Buskin Records founded by Jeffrey Evans, who Andra Day asked to be her manager in 2013.


Andra Day performed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and caught the eye of director, Spike Lee.


Andra Day volunteered to direct the video for her single, "Forever Mine".


In November and December 2015, Andra Day appeared alongside Stevie Wonder in an Apple TV commercial in which the two sang Wonder's song "Someday at Christmas".


In May 2016, Andra Day entered into an agreement with McDonald's and Coca-Cola that saw her image on around 50 million cups at McDonald's.


Purchasers of the cups at McDonald's could enter a sweepstakes that would have allowed them to see Andra Day perform at the Essence Music Festival in June 2016.


Andra Day performed on the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to rousing applause.


Andra Day followed immediately after a moving address by Mothers of the Movement, a group of black mothers who had lost a child through encounters with police and gun violence.


In December 2016, Andra Day received the Powerhouse Award at the Billboard Women in Music event.


In 2017, Andra Day appeared on the song "Stand Up for Something" with rapper Common for the film Marshall.


Andra Day performed with the Baltimore Children's Choir for the opening musical performance at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC on March 24,2018.


Andra Day received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role.