Whether you know her for her popular song “Rise Up” or for her recent role as Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, singer and actress Andra Day has taken Hollywood by storm.
At the 78th Golden Globe Awards, Andra Day won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role in The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Watch now on Hulu). She was also nominated for Best Original Song for “Tigress & Tweed” from the same film.
Congrats to her noms and win!
See her wholesome reaction to winning the Golden Globe Award:
Even more recently, Andra Day scored an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for this year’s 93rd Academy Awards.
According to the LA Times, Andra Day had been sleeping on her couch when she woke up to the news about her Oscar nomination. She said, “I just feel gratitude for everyone involved and for this moment.”
Andra Day really got nominated for an Oscar in her very first acting role. The Excellence and power that has!
— Big Mama! Your Arm!! (@AshleyShyMiller) March 15, 2021
The EXCELLENCE though!
Andra Day music worth listening to
Andra Day released her debut album, Cheers to the Fall, in 2015. The following year, she received 2 Grammy nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Cheers to the Fall was nominated for Best R&B Album and the single “Rise Up” was nominated for Best R&B Performance. Although she didn’t go home with the awards, she gave the public a taste of what her music career would look like.
She released a Christmas EP later in 2016, and since then has appeared in soundtracks from countless movies and television shows.
Andra Day in Film
The United States vs. Billie Holiday isn’t the first time Andra Day has appeared in a film. She played Minton’s singer in 2017’s Marshall (featuring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, and Sterling K. Brown) and she voiced Sweet Tea in Cars 3.
“Stand Up for Something,” a song from Marshall featuring Common, became a hit and the music video for the song now has over 4 million views on YouTube.
Appearing in other shorts and music videos, Andra Day has been developing herself for on screen roles since 2016.
As a part of the #HamiltonMixtape LIVE #Ham4Ham show in December 2016, Andra Day performed the song “Burn.”
Here’s what people have to say about Andra Day
I love Andra Day.
— deray (@deray) February 16, 2016
That’s it. That’s the tweet.
The fact that Andra day actually sang all of Holiday’s songs makes me love her even more
— ✨BRI BRI ✨ (@iambribri11) March 15, 2021
Not sing, sanggggg!
the way Andra day is a terrific singer….
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@itskeyon) March 1, 2021
Just listen to her songs and you’ll get it.
Congratulations to Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell—and to my friend Andra Day for her acting nomination! https://t.co/QQ7Bb2nwdP
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 15, 2021
About time is right!
Andra Day went from getting recognized for her covers on YouTube, to getting a label, to getting nominated for Grammys and Oscars not only for music but for lead performance. She’s living proof there’s no one way to success.
— Kate McCrea #vote 🍁🎃 (@kate_mccrea) March 15, 2021
A successful queen 👑
We love Andra Day and hope that after reading this article and listening to her amazing voice, you do too!
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