Claude Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, and music producer who has been nominated multiple times for a Grammy Award and has written or co-written songs for globally popular musical artists/groups such as , , , , and . He is one half of the R&B duo Louis York and is the co-founder of the independent record label and artist collective named Weirdo Workshop.

Sun Sign



Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States


Pop, R&B, Soul, Dance, Country


Vocals, Piano


  • Weirdo Workshop
  • RED Music

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Affable smile
  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Often sports a thick beard
  • Gleaming face

Claude Kelly Facts

  1. Claude’s first major musical influence was his mother who introduced him to varied styles of music such as jazz, reggae, blues, and R&B.
  2. During his teenage years, he used to sing with the New York Boys Choir. Post his graduation from Berklee, he first worked as a session singer before writing his own songs.
  3. One of his very first songs, titled You’re Taking It, was placed in a CD compilation for the Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape.
  4. Claude was the co-writer, with , of the song titled Hold My Hand. It was initially meant to be sung by but Akon loved the song so much that he recorded it as a duet with Michael Jackson in 2008. The song was eventually released in 2010, in Jackson’s posthumous album, Michael.
  5. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for 3 years in succession, from 2011 to 2013, in the category ‘Best R&B Song’.
  6. He was the vocal producer for the US version of reality TV series, The X Factor in 2011 and 2012.

Featured Image by Claude Kelly / Instagram


Facts of Claude Kelly

  • Gender Male
  • full nameClaude Kelly
  • nicknamesStudio Beast
  • birthplaceNew York City, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth December 28, 1980
  • Age 40 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican-Jamaican
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$1 Million - $5 Million
  • professionSinger, Songwriter, Music Producer
  • weight72 kg or 158.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegeprestigious Berklee College of Music

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