jakub | February 29, 2024

Roo AOTD #31 Durand Bernarr


All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 106 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Durand Bernarr. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Durand Bernarr is a queer R&B artist from Cleveland, Ohio who now resides in Los Angeles. His mother was a professional music teacher and vocal coach who was the music director at her family’s church. His father worked as an audio engineer for major artists including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Earth, Wind & Fire, and the late Whitney Houston. At the age of 16, Durand worked with his father as a production assistant on tour for Earth, Wind & Fire. He learned his craft from collaborating with artists including Earth, Wind & Fire, Anderson. Paak, Teedra Moses, and many others. After independently releasing a few mixtapes, EPs, and LPs including covers and original material, Durand released his breakout EP Sound Check with the single “Around” being featured on BET’s hot new revamp of Boomerang. In 2019, he was named an “Artist to Know” by Billboard. In 2020, he released his self-titled album DUR& which debuted at number one on the Apple Music R&B charts. His latest album is 2022’s Wanderlust.

Genre

R&B, Soul, Gangsta Musical Theater

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Thursday (Link to Daily Schedules)



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