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Andra Day

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Andra Day
Day in 2016
Day in 2016
Background information
Birth nameCassandra Monique Batie
Born (1984-12-30) December 30, 1984 (age 39)
Edmonds, Washington, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active2012–present

Cassandra Monique Batie[1] (born December 30, 1984), known by her stage name Andra Day, is an American singer-songwriter, and actress. In 2015, she released her debut album, Cheers to the Fall.[2] Her best known single is "Rise Up", was which nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.[3]

In 2021, she played Billie Holiday in the biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday. She won a Golden Globe Award and is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Her stage name was inspired by Holiday, whose nickname was "Lady Day".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reese, Alexis (February 26, 2021). "Andra Day: 5 Things To Know About The Leading Lady From 'The United States Vs. Billie Holiday'". BET. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  2. Phull, Hardeep (December 18, 2015). "This singer was shocked by Stevie Wonder's blind jokes". New York Post. Archived from the original on June 13, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  3. McCarty, Sarah A. (December 2015). "Andra Day: The Best of What's Next". Paste. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  4. Arnold, Chuck (February 26, 2021). "Golden Globe winner Andra Day still 'recovering' from Billie Holiday role". New York Post. Retrieved March 1, 2021.