Grammy winner Lucky Daye is becoming increasingly familiar among the Recording Academy members.
The New Orleans, Louisiana, native scored five nominations at the 65th Grammy Awards, bringing his career total to 11 nods.
Daye is nominated in the following categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year (Good Morning Gorgeous [Deluxe]); Album of the Year (Renaissance); Best R&B Performance (“Over“); Best R&B Song (“Good Morning Gorgeous“); and Best R&B Album (Candydrip).
Daye’s first Album of the Year nomination stems from co-writing the title track on Mary J. Blige’s 15th studio album.
Blige’s self-care anthem also marks Daye’s second time getting nominated for Best R&B Song.
His debut single, “Roll Some Mo,” which peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart, was nominated at the 62nd Grammy Awards in 2020.
Also, because Daye co-wrote Beyoncé’s fan-favorite “Alien Superstar,” he gets a second Album of the Year nomination.
Daye went to Twitter to express his gratitude for his Best R&B Album nod. He wrote, “blessings.”
He had his first chance at this Grammy in 2020 with “Roll Some Mo.” Oscar and Grammy winner D’Mile produced both tracks. (Speaking of D’Mile, he’s up for four awards this year, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.)
He added, “What’s important to me is making my own body of work that I can invite people into. I want people to know [my projects are] gonna be something to wait for. You might love it, you might hate it, but it’s not gonna be what you thought it was.”
Throughout 2022, Daye has appeared on several albums by notable R&B and rap acts, including Ella Mai (Heart On My Sleeve), Alicia Keys (KEYS II), Megan Thee Stallion (Traumazine) and Ari Lennox (age/sex/location).
Revisit Lucky Daye’s Candydrip below.