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Who Is Luke James?

Published: Tuesday 16th Aug 2011 by Sam

Beyonce knows. Universal Music know. And, very soon, you’ll know too. For, the industry buzz surrounding this New Orleans native shows no sign of slowing.

Despite his humble age, the singer-songwriter is no stranger to the industry. Indeed, some may remember his J Records jaunt as part of R&B duo Luke & Q (their debut ‘My Turn’ still garners many a play here at TGJ HQ).

And while that venture didn’t propel James to the heights his talent called for, it also didn’t quel his desire to succeed. As such, he picked up pen and began crafting hits for a bevy of music’s biggest names – including Chris Brown (‘Crawl’) and Britney Spears (‘Kill The Lights’).

True talent, as the saying goes, can’t but be discovered eventually – and it wasn’t long before James’ abilities caught the attention of a certain Frank Gatson. Creative force behind the likes of Beyonce, EnVogue, Tyrese and the King of Pop Michael Jackson, Gatson spent a year honing and refining James, ultimately managing him into a lucrative record deal with Island Def Jam/Universal (by way of producer Danja‘s New Age Rock Stars imprint).

Now ready to emerge from the shadows, James posits a compelling package. For, in an industry which increasingly favours image over substance, his pin-up looks and undeniable vocal ability sees him dually tick both boxes. It’s this combination which has also garnered him a fan in none other than Beyonce; who not only featured him prominently in her ‘Run The World’ visual, yet more over is an actual fan of his music.

So as to whet apetites for James’ forthcoming material, ‘HIT’ play on the clip above for a visual exclamation!

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  1. DD August 16, 2011

    HE’S GOT POTENTIAL BUT AUSTIN BROWN MJ AND JANETS NEPHEW GOT MORE POTENTIAL. HE DANCES WRITES PLAYS 5 NSTRUMENTS AND PRODUCES. AUSTIN BROWN TRAILER CALLED 85 IS OVER 5 MILL HITS ON YOUTUBE. HE’S AMAZING LUKE LOOKS LIKE JUST A MODEL, I DONT KNOW IF HE’S AUTHENTIC. I LIKE HIS VOICE

  2. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ August 16, 2011

    I’ve read good things about him. I’ll check him out after class.

  3. Fleur August 16, 2011

    He is handsome, and his voice is beautiful. It’s the first time I’m hearing it. Luke James got my full attention now. I like “Crawl” and “Kill The Lights.” He has great potential to be very succesful in this industry.

  4. KAT DELUNA FAN August 16, 2011

    He seems really talented and hard worker.
    He is also cute;good luck to him

    ps:if you meet him,ask him what was in his pocket in the RTW vid 😆

  5. Skin. August 16, 2011

    His voice is very good, and look HOT ! 😀
    Good luck!

  6. TruthTeller August 16, 2011

    YESSSS BEY FOR SPOTTING SUCH A WONDERFUL TALENT. HE’S 10X A BETTER SINGER THAN CHRIS BROWN AND TREY SONGZ.

  7. JB August 16, 2011

    He certainly has the looks but most importantly he also has the talent. I have a feeling he’ll eventually be the hottest thing on the scene.

  8. mannyman August 16, 2011

    he is really hot, i thought he was hot in the video

  9. antertain August 16, 2011

    Miss you (but dont miss us)
    Rah i member Luke & Q.

    Luke going hard on them vocals.
    Looking forward to more material from him.

  10. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 16, 2011

    He has talent but seeing the video you posted I just see another black artist trying to launch himself by flaunting his abs.Usher really ruined it for everybody, didn’t he??Btw, I respect Beyonce for giving him a bit of spotlight.That was nice of her.

  11. number1k9 August 16, 2011

    That screen cap of the video…

    Looks STRAIGHT out of the book of Christina Milian’s “Dip It Low”

    The hair color, skinnier looking face/arm/body, gold/brown background…doesn’t look like BEY at all there!

  12. S*** August 16, 2011

    HOT??

    THAT MAN IS *FUGLY!!

    #THE END

  13. perhaps August 16, 2011

    I remember luke and Q my turn was my jam

  14. Number1 August 16, 2011

    I had the privilege of attending Luke’s showcase at Dominion NYC. I was blown away!!!! Much success!

  15. Mike August 16, 2011

    Luke Is a great singer.. Congratulations Frank and Good Luck… Where is the music video/

  16. Tru Voice August 16, 2011

    Good Voice, he needs to come out and show these other R&B dudes (See Chris Brown, Trey Songz, & Ne-yo at times) how it’s really done.

  17. NE-YO*STAN August 16, 2011

    “Kill the Lights” was a boring track, but that can be blamed mostly on Danja’s lackluster production. For Luke to stand out, Danja’s gonna need to pull out all the stops. I’d say Luke’s writing compares to James Fauntleroy’s (they’ve even worked together), so that’s not an issue.

  18. jamir21: bey,rih,gaga,brit SHITS on janet & keri ! August 16, 2011

    who the f*** is he !!!!!

  19. nice_gurl August 16, 2011

    He’s got a nice voice and he’s hot too.

  20. credits August 16, 2011

    im sold!

  21. Rich August 17, 2011

    He’s good

  22. Sharon Rose April 7, 2012

    There are many layers to Luke James. He is an extremely talented crooner with a style and spirited voice comparable to the likes of Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway. He is a soulful writer and has a stage presence we all have been waiting for. He will light up the world as he tours Europe and if Rihanna were a shrewd business woman she would book him on her tour! He is honest, good looking and doesn’t mind revealing his vulnerability. Congrats Luke! Frank Gatson picked another spectacular winner!

    Sharon Rose Washington

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  24. ron April 5, 2014

    Luke james was in a music video before the beyonce vid, it was christina milian’s dip it low film where 8 have to say he looked nuts. The way he was looking at christina milian was a little scary it looked like he really wanted to f*** the s*** out of her bad. Nice to see him looking normal in a video for a change.

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