Lukay is a Canadian Singer/ Songwriter who has charted on the BILLBOARD as an artist and songwriter.
LUKAY, Canadian Sensation, is an accomplished singer songwriter, dancer and producer signed to Chozen Stars Records and distributed by Universal Music Canada. Following the success of his previous singles “I’m In Love With Music” “Dance With You” & "All Night", Lukay releases in 2016 his first EP "Melting Pot" & his newest single "Baby Ya Right".
From an early age, Lukay’s father (also the maestro of the local church choir) made sure Lukay was surrounded by music. At the age of ten he taught himself to play bass guitar and by fourteen he was appointed “Music Director” of his local church band. After not making his high school basketball team when he was sixteen, Lukay decided to return to music, his first love.
In 2006, Lukay joined an R&B group where he developed his vocal skills and abilities as a songwriter and producer. The legendary Johnny Wright was the manager behind the project but due to the split of the group, the project didn’t surfaced. Lukay decided to focus on performing and songwriting and had the privilege to work alongside Grammy award winning producers like Dark Child and Will Baker. In 2010, Lukay received Gold certification from EMI Music Canada for the song “Yalla Habibi” and the song “80’s Baby” received a 2011 JUNO Award nomination for “Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year”, which were both written by him for fellow Canadian artist Karl Wolf. After finding success as a songwriter, Lukay decided it was time to pursue his most desired dream, his singing career.
THE RISE OF HIS ARTIST CAREER
In 2011, Lukay released his debut single, “I’m In Love With Music” which reached Top 10 BDS
for ten consecutive weeks and gained positive feedback from the Canadian Billboard Charts in their August 2011 Newsletter and by SOCAN P&M magazine in March 2012. Not only did he
catch the attention of the charts and magazines, “I’m In Love With Music” also caught the attention of TV stations and top radio stations such as Virgin Radio, The Beat, NRJ, CKOI as well as numerous others. Lukay has quickly gained popularity as a performer within the Canadian Music scene, winning “Best R&B Artist Anglophone of the Year” at the 2012 Montreal Hip-Hop Awards. On June 2012, Lukay was the opening artist of the Grammy Award winning legends Boyz II Men at Olympia Theatre of Montreal for Grand Prix weekend. He felt honored to share the stage with legends who influenced his career and also felt at home since he was no stranger to the performing scene. Lukay was the special guest at the 2009 Sky Is The Limit fashion show by EDNP Clothing, show where one of previous special guests has been Drake (2008). On December 2009, Lukay was the opening artist for superstar R&B singer Trey Songz at Montreal’s Time Supper Club.
The success of his first single attracted stars such as Lil Jon to collaborate with him and also inspired Warner Music Canada to entrust him with Victoria Duffield’s French version of her successful single “Shut Up And Dance”. Shortly after the release, the single reached Top 10 BDS.
End of 2012, Lukay’s second single “Dance With You” was released. The track had a strong run at Canadian radio, setting him up as a real player at both the CHR and HOT AC portals. It reached #8 on Toronto’s Flow 93.5FM Top 20 Countdown and #1 on the Big Picture French media Top 10 Mediabase Gainers. On July 2013, Lukay was selected as Bell Media’s Emerging Artist of the Month and was chosen for an ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS) artist spotlight. He was also chosen to headline for Rhythm Nation (Montreal), a show created to support Canadian artists. Past headliners to perform at this concert have been Victoria Duffield (2012) and Keshia Chanté (2011).
Lukay’s success continued to attract him great opportunities. Also in 2013, he has signed as a songwriter a co-publishing deal with Ultra Music Publishing. This alliance will allow Lukay to bring his songwriting skills to the table for an amazing roster of both domestic and international artists and will also allow him to collaborate with some of today’s biggest producers and songwriters.
Lukay’s success is due to his great talent, passion, perseverance, work ethic and his great team
surrounding him. With his career on the rise, Lukay is more than excited to share with his fans his new and first EP #MeltingPot.