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About Luke James

R&B singer and songwriter Luke James has written for superstars like Britney Spears and Justin Bieber and earned multiple Grammy nominations for his own material. • The New Orleans native moved to LA after high school as part of the R&B trio Upskale. The group soon became a duo, Luke & Q, which recorded the 2006 single “My Turn” and toured with LL Cool J. • After Luke & Q lost their record deal, James focused on songwriting. He cowrote Britney Spears’ “Kill The Lights,” Justin Bieber’s “That Should Be Me,” and Chris Brown’s “Crawl,” among other songs. • James’ 2012 single “I Want You” earned him a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance. He lost to Usher’s “Climax.” • He released his self-titled debut album in 2014. Rick Ross features on the single “Options.” • In 2020, James earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album for his independently released LP to feel love/d. John Legend’s Bigger Love took home the prize. • James is also an actor. He portrayed Johnny Gill in the 2017 BET miniseries The New Edition Story and played the part of Diddy in the 10-episode USA Network series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.

New Orleans, LA, United States
June 13, 1984
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