With a voice that tugs at the heart and soul, Fridayy writes, produces, and performs songs that stand out from his contemporaries. After years of building a solid reputation with high-profile industry executives and musicians, the Philadelphia artist and multi-instrumentalist’s breakthrough arrived in 2022 as a feature on DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID,” featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend, and Jay Z. He has also written and produced for Chris Brown’s tenth studio
album, Breezy (“Wheels Fall Off” featuring Lil Durk and Capella Gray and “Need You Right Here” featuring Bryson Tiller).
Born Francis LeBlanc, he learned to play several instruments at a young age — including piano,guitar, drums, trumpet, and bass, at the encouragement of his father, a Haitian immigrant and musician. Fridayy further nurtured his love for music and instrumentation in a local church choir, where he’d begin to craft his spacious and evocative sound, a blend of alternative R&B and gospel that was also inspired by his favorite acts PartyNextDoor and The Weeknd. Between 2012 and 2013, Fridayy released a steady stream of music on SoundCloud. Though he was musically gifted, Fridayy worked on his art quietly while pursuing a career in basketball, but an injury
derailed his professional dreams and set him back on a path towards music full-time.
In 2019, he moved to Los Angeles, where the pieces would slowly start to fall into place. A chance to perform for A&R’s at the Revolt Summit would fast-track his industry connections. By 2020, he met his manager and in 2021 signed his first publishing deal. But when that deal turned sour, Fridayy went back to the drawing board and looked elsewhere to make his mark on the industry by crafting hooks and samples using his voice, this caught the attention of music icon Timbaland who started showcasing those samples live on his Instagram. And with that spotlight of his talents the attention of multiple producers, artists, and labels all came looking to collaborate; along with a range of publishers who came looking to help get Fridayy out of his existing deal. Later, as Fridayy’s name continued to rise and after hearing his expansive and vulnerable catalog, Def Jam Records, looked to sign him to the legendary label in 2022.
This year, Fridayy will release his debut EP, Lost In Melody, leading with the single “Don’t Give Up On Me,” a sparse, guitar-laden record that boasts Fridayy’s soulfulness and rich vocals as he begs for a lover’s loyalty. The remainder of the seven-track project serves as a window into Fridayy’s emotions as a dream chaser — gratitude (“Blessings''), hope (“God Sent” featuring Vory), perseverance (“Empty Stomach”), and need for connection (“Come Thru”). It’s a well-rounded introduction to the musician.
As Fridayy evolves as a singer, songwriter, and producer, he continues working with today’s music icons and upcoming stars, including Meek Mill, Lil Baby, and Don Toliver.