He Won this year’s Grammy awards for the Best R&B Album , Working with artists like The Game , Mac Miller R.I.P , Lalah Hattaway , Andre 3000 (OutKast) , The Legendary Motown Singer Smokey Robinson among many other great artists .
Brandon Paak Anderson is a rapper, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist from Oxnard, California. He released his debut album, O.B.E. Vol. 1 in 2012, and went on to release Venice in 2014.
He later followed up with Malibu Album , in 2016, which received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards, followed by Oxnard, in 2018 and Ventura, in 2019. At the 61st Grammy Awards, Paak won his first Grammy award for Best Rap Performance with the song “Bubblin”. He again won a Grammy Award in 2020 for “Best R&B Album” with Ventura.
Apart from his solo career, Anderson is also one-half of NxWorries, alongside record producer Knxwledge. He is frequently accompanied by the band The Free Nationals, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards and drums and also serve as backing vocalists.
Paak was born in Oxnard, California on February 8, 1986. His father is African-American and his mother is of mixed Korean and African-American background. Anderson’s mother was born in South Korea during the Korean War to an American soldier and a Korean woman. She was initially raised by her Korean grandparents, before being placed in an orphanage and then later adopted by an American family who lived in Los Angeles.
At the age of seven, Paak witnessed his estranged father attack his mother: “My little sister and I went out front and my pops was on top of my mom. There was blood in the street. He was arrested and that was the last time I saw him. I think he did 14 years.”