Grant Ray is a biracial soul, pop and jazz vocalist and songwriter from Miami, Florida with an instantly recognizable signature sound. With over 10 years experience singing professionally, both in various bands and solo, he has garnered a respectable resume. From casinos to weddings, clubs, cafes, restaurants and more, Grant Ray has has performed all over Florida as well as New York and has been a top tier force in local and national competitions such as Ultimate Miami voice 2015, where he was a finalist. Born in 1989 as a biracial child of an Irish American mother and a black American father who he never got to know, life did not begin kind for the young talent. Severely abused,neglected,often forgotten and made to feel like nothing, Grant discovered music as an escape from his hellish childhood and found his voice at the age of 9. Unfortunately he also found himself victim of childhood obesity, as the low income family could not afford good food. Relying on music to save him, Grant knew he wanted to become a singer when he grew up and was determined to make it happen no matter what.His weight at a high of 350 pounds by age 13, kept him back socially and forced him to hide his secret talent from the world till the age of 15 when he decided to make the lifesaving change that would transform him into the person he was meant to be. In 5 months Grant lost an astounding 100 pounds and soon lost 50 more through brutal hard work and undying willpower and was no longer the shy, affraid child scared to let his voice be heard. As a now professional singer songwriter pursuing his original music, Grant became a regular in local gigs, performing a wide range of cover material, from soul to rock to jazz to classic pop to top 40.He quickly learned to cater to every audience and always had an advantage over other artist's because of this. Grant has gained praise from locals and fans worldwide and is a respected artist despite his young age. He went on to release his autobiography, "A CONSTRUCTION OF HOPE" in 2018 and opened his own online boutique "LEONWORLD" the same year. He released his second studio album "THE LION'S DEN" in 2019 his second studio album "2.0", featuring the singles "CHAMPION" and "PEACH" in 2020 and his latest studio album "GTRUE" in 2021 as well as his latest single "WHERE WOULD I BE" in February of this year. He has shown the true meaning of never giving up. And one thing is for sure, Grant Ray is a man on a mission!
The Official "THIS CHRISTMAS" Music Video out now on Youtube.
The new album "GTRUE" out now on all digital platforms.
The new studio album "GTRUE" from Grant Ray featuring singles "GOTTA KEEP PUSHIN' ON" and "THIS KINDA LOVE" drops 10/22/21.
Pre-order the new album "GTRUE" now on Itunes and Amazon Music.
The Official "DESPAIR" Music Video drops 10/22 on Youtube
The Official Music Video for the single "FORGIVE YOU" is out now on youtube
The new single "FORGIVE YOU" out now on all digital platforms
I will be performing live July 31st at Nina's Pop Up Shop at Fun Dimension in Wynwood. Come out for a great time with music by myself and enjoy the awesome vendors lined up! 2129 Nw 1st CT. Miami, Fl 33127
The Official Music Video for the single "THIS KINDA LOVE" out now on Youtube
The new single "THIS KINDA LOVE" out now on all digital platforms
The Official Music Video for the new single "WHERE DO WE FIT" is out now on Youtube.
The new single "WHERE DO WE FIT" is out now. A big ballad which talks all about being a misfit, not feeling good enough, being an outsider and internal strength, "WHERE DO WE FIT" is a song inspired by the legendary Mariah Carey and a song so many will be able to relate to and find great meaning in.
The official "SMITHEREENS" music video is out now on Youtube.
The new single "SMITHEREENS" drops this Friday, 1/22 on all digital platforms.
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THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM "GEMINI SEASON" OUT NOW ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
THE NEW CHRISTMAS SINGLE "THE BEST CHRISTMAS OF ALL TIME" OUT NOW ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
Grant Ray's new single "BOOGIE BABY" is out now and available to stream or download on all digital platforms
After a very successful first show at TWISTED ROOTS KAVA BREWERY Grant Ray's energy packed show returns to the venue August 6th! Expect Grant's signature medley of soul, funk, rock, pop and top 40 as well as music from his own studio albums. Vocals, fashion and humor galore. Don't miss it!
The new single "COME RIGHT THRU" from Grant Ray is out Friday, 07/01/22 on all digital platforms
Grant Ray brings his show to Twisted Roots Kava Brewery Saturday, 06/18. Showtime is 8:30-11:30pm. Grant Ray set to perform a medley of songs from the albums GTRUE and 2.0 as well as his signature covers and some new material.
The new single and Official Music video "WHERE WOULD I BE" out now on all streaming platforms and Youtube.
The new single "WHERE WOULD I BE" out 02/04 on all digital platforms
Grant Ray sits down with VOYAGEATL MAGAZINE to discuss his life, journey, music and more in an in depth interview with VOYAGEATL MAGAZINE. A must read!