Raury Deshawn Tullis (born June 10, 1996), professionally known by the mononym Raury, is an American singer, songwriter and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.[3] He is known for his eclectic sound mixing soul, hip hop and folk.[3][4]

Early life

Raury graduated from Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia.[5][6] He was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He was also a member to the C5 Georgia Youth Foundation[7][8]

Career

2014–present: Indigo Child and All We Need

On August 25, 2014, Raury released his first mixtape, titled Indigo Child. On the same year, he announced that he signed a deal with Columbia Records.[9] In 2014, he was shortlisted for the BBC's Sound of 2015. In 2014, New Zealand singer Lorde invited Raury to contribute his vocals on the song "Lost Souls", which was included on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.[72] In January 2015, he was placed at number 4 on the list for the BBC's Sound of 2015.[3] In 2015, Raury was featured on the cover of XXL magazine for the 2015 Freshman Class.[9] On October 16, 2015, Raury released his debut studio album, titled All We Need. His song, called "Crystal Express" (which was taken from his album All We Need) appeared on the video game FIFA 16. "Devils Whisper" (which also was taken from his album All We Need) was used for the trailer of the popular Coronation Street storyline. In 2016 Raury went on tour as a support act for the rapper Macklemore.[12] The song "God's Whisper" appears in the motion pictures American Honey, Lucy and Collide. The song "Devil's Whisper" appeared in the film Logan.

Artistry

Raury is known for his eclectic sound mixing soul, hip hop and folk.[3] He has stated that he is influenced by André 3000, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Bon Iver, Queen, Fleet Foxes, Marvin Gaye, and Father John Misty.

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
US
[13]
US R&B/HH
[14]
US Alt.
[15]
AUS
[16]
UK
[4]
All We Need78161546152

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected information
TitleDetails
Indigo Child

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
"Friends"
(featuring Tom Morello)
2015All We Need
List of singles as a featured artist, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
"Falcon"[19]
(Jaden Smith featuring Raury)
2017Syre

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Higher"2014SBTRKTWonder Where We Land
"Forgotten"
"Dead People"2015Gucci Mane1017 Mafia: Incarcerated
"Escape 120"Joey Bada$$B4.Da.$$
"Diddy Bop"2016Noname, Cam O'BiTelefone
"Losing Your Mind"Jaden SmithThe Get Down
"Nobody Tell a Name"2017Taylor BennettRestoration of an American Idol