Lecrae is a two-time GRAMMY Award winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.9 million copies and he has co-headlined some of the best-selling tours in the U.S., according to Pollstar. Lecrae has been nominated for five GRAMMY Awards, including Best Rap Performance 2014, a win for Best Gospel Album in 2013 and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015, as well as won seven Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards and garnered BET Hip Hop Awards and BET Awards nominations. Lecrae’s call for redemption through positive change has placed him at the forefront of causes close to his heart. Referring to himself as a ‘social anthropologist,’ Lecrae seeks the most authentic connection possible with fans around the world who embrace his music. Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.
Beyond the critical adulation stemming from his 2013 debut album release of “Heroes For Sale,” Mineo is an artist, known for his reflective lyricism, that connects with his fans through shared struggles, self-discovery and raw emotion. “Heroes For Sale,” debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200, #4 on the Top Rap Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. His follow-up EP, “Never Land,” was a reflection of Mineo’s growth as an artist and it hit #1 on iTunes. Ask any fan about Andy Mineo’s music and you’re likely to hear a story about his life as well. It’s in Andy’s life story, which is chronicled in his music, that his fans find meaning in their relationship with him. It’s in Mineo’s ability as a raconteur when he captures their conviction. And unlike any of his peers, Andy connects with his fans through truly exceptional alternative ways. Case in point, Andy launched a web series titled “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez,” a personal reality show, giving fans an up close look at his creative process and life. The web series accumulated record web traffic totaling more than 630,000 unique views and growing. And Andy is quite the social media juggernaut. With an audience approaching one million collectively on social media, Mineo stands apart from his peers with his frequent and personal interactions with fans. And as a visual artist, Andy carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. It’s in Andy’s capacity to bridge the divide between his fans and his art through means other than just traditional hip-hop music where he is truly a unique creative.
A Syracuse native, Mineo is now more known as the kid from Washington Heights, New York City who is selling out major performance venues all over America and across the pond in Europe. With 14 singles, seven as a featured artist, 15 guest appearances, one compilation album, two mixtapes and his incredibly successful debut album, “Heroes For Sale,” Mineo certainly isn’t an overnight sensation.