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Luke James

September 27th, 2014

Birth Name:
Luke James Boyd

Born:
Luke James

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'00s, '10s




Luke James

Biography

Luke James (aka Luke Boyd) injected some maturity into early-2010s contemporary R&B. As a child growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was inspired while watching a Showtime at the Apollo contestant perform Donny Hathaway's version of Leon Russell's “A Song for You.” While attending high school — Frank Ocean was among his classmates — he was part of a trio that opened for Brian McKnight. Following graduation, James moved to Los Angeles, entered the industry as a background singer for Tyrese, and formed a short-lived duo with Quinten “Q” Spears. Once Luke & Q split, following a deal with J Records and a 2006 single titled “My Turn,” James gained major traction as a songwriter and background vocalist. He either wrote or co-wrote Tank's “I Hate U,” Charlie Wilson's “Love, Love, Love,” Britney Spears' “Kill the Lights,” Chris Brown's “Crawl,” and Justin Bieber's “That Should Be Me,” among others. James eventually signed to Mercury and released his first single, “I Want You,” in 2012. The song announced the arrival of an exceptionally skilled singer — one who could hit a soaring falsetto like few other active vocalists. It barely dented Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart but was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance. (Usher's “Climax” took the award.) James followed with three more singles in 2013, as well a handful in 2014 that built up to the September release of his self-titled debut album, issued through Island.

Top Albums


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5. Rise From Ru..

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7. Options – Si..

8. Oh God (feat..

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10. I.O.U. – Sin..

11. Yeshuve (Bha..

12. Cowboy Pants

13. Freak On – S..

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15. Bella – Sing..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Options (feat. Rick Ross) Luke James (Deluxe Version) 4:06 $1.29
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I Want You Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:41 $1.29
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Dancing In the Dark Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:41 $1.29
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Exit Wounds Luke James (Deluxe Version) 4:26 $1.29
5.
Trouble Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:26 $1.29
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Stay With Me Luke James (Deluxe Version) 2:56 $1.29
7.
Love XYZ Luke James (Deluxe Version) 2:49 $1.29
8.
Make Love To Me Luke James (Deluxe Version) 5:05 $1.29
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I.O.U. I.O.U. – Single 3:59 $1.29
10.
Exposé Luke James (Deluxe Version) 4:53 $1.29
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Options (Wolfjames Version) Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:42 $1.29
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Glass House Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:54 $1.29
13.
Insane / Bombin' Out (Interlude) Luke James (Deluxe Version) 6:35 $1.29
14.
Options Options – Single 3:42 $1.29
15.
Options (feat. Rick Ross) Luke James (Deluxe Version) 4:06 $1.29
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Run Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:08 $1.29
17.
Dancing In the Dark Luke James 3:41 $1.29
18.
Stay With Me Luke James (Deluxe Version) 2:56 $1.29
19.
I Want You Luke James 3:41 $1.29
20.
Options (feat. Rick Ross) Luke James 4:06 $1.29
21.
Exit Wounds Luke James (Deluxe Version) 4:26 $1.29
22.
Love XYZ Luke James (Deluxe Version) 2:49 $1.29
23.
TimeX (Interlude) Luke James (Deluxe Version) 2:40 $1.29
24.
Options (Wolfjames Version) Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:42 $1.29
25.
Glass House Luke James (Deluxe Version) 3:54 $1.29

Top Music Videos


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2. Make Love to M..

3. Strawberry Vap..

4. Dancing In the..

5. Options (feat…

6. I.O.U.

7. Exit Wounds

8. Options

9. Oh God (feat. ..


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