Claude Kelly Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Claude Kelly Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth December 28, 1980
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Dark Brown

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 Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, and One Direction. 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.

Born Name

Claude Kelly

Nick Name

Studio Beast

Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017
Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017 (Claude Kelly / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Residence

Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Claude studied piano and flute at the Third Street Music School Settlement, a community music school in New York City. For his formal education, he attended Grace Church School and Riverdale Country School, both in New York City.

After his high school graduation, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 2002 with a degree in music business/management.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer

Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019
Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019 (Claude Kelly / Instagram)

Genre

Pop, R&B, Soul, Dance, Country

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

  • Weirdo Workshop
  • RED Music

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-Jamaican descent.

Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Claude Kelly / Instagram)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Affable smile
  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Often sports a thick beard
  • Gleaming face
Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2017
Claude Kelly as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2017 (Claude Kelly / Instagram)

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 Akon, of the song titled Hold My Hand. It was initially meant to be sung by Whitney Houston 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

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