About Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges' first strides as an R&B artist prompted comparisons to legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, but the native Texan quickly came into his own with the remarkably refined Coming Home (2015) and Good Thing (2018), Top Ten albums that resulted in four Grammy nominations and a win in the category of Best Traditional R&B Performance (for "Bet Ain't Worth the Hand," off the latter). Bridges soon expanded his audience with featured appearances on songs by artists ranging from the similarly tradition-rooted likes of Nick Waterhouse, Kacey Musgraves, and Gary Clark, Jr. to rappers Macklemore and Lecrae. One-offs such as these, two EPs recorded with psych synthesists Khruangbin, and Gold-Diggers Sound (2021), his Top 20 third album, have demonstrated that he is no mere throwback stylist.
BORNJuly 13, 1989