Anthony Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin’ from Where I’m From (2003), which featured the title track single and was followed up by “Charlene”. Nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, he is also known for the song “Freedom” from the soundtrack album of Django Unchained co-written and sung as a duo with indie soul singer Elayna Boynton.
The Grammy-Award-winning singer has collaborated with a bevy of artists including Nas, Rick Ross, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Tupac, and Al Green to name a few. With a talent that is recognized by some of the most profound figures of our time, Hamilton has performed at the Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House.
In addition to his multiple chart-topping albums and singles, Hamilton earned a BET Award and has been praised by a plethora of outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, ESSENCE, and Billboard and more. Having covered Hamilton’s career throughout the years, NPR explored his North Carolina roots and included him in their docu-series “Illuminated.”