Raury Deshawn Tullis (born June 10, 1996), professionally known as Raury, is an American singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his eclectic sound mixing soul, hip hop and folk.

Early life

Raury graduated from Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia. He was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He was additionally a member to the C5 Georgia Youth Foundation

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. 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. In January 2015, he was placed at number 4 on the list for the BBC's Sound of 2015. In 2015, Raury was featured on the cover of XXL magazine for the 2015 Freshman Class. 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 additionally was taken from his album All We Need) was used for the trailer of the popular Coronation Street storyline.

Personal life

At the age of 14, Raury became a vegan, due to a few of his health issues. Notwithstanding he came back to eating meat again throughout his late teens, and then eventually became a vegan once again, and still stuck by that to this day.

Artistry

Raury is known for his eclectic sound mixing soul, hip hop and folk. He has stated that he's 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
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All We Need78161546152

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected information
TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
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Indigo Child

Singles

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
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"Friends"
(featuring Tom Morello)
2015All We Need

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
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"Higher"
(SBTRKT featuring Raury)
2014Wonder Where We Land
"Forgotten"
(SBTRKT featuring Raury)
"Dead People"
(Gucci Mane featuring Raury)
20151017 Mafia: Incarcerated
"Escape 120"
(Joey Bada$$ featuring Raury)
B4.Da.$$