Harold Lilly Jr.
Artist & Songwriter
Harold Lilly Jr. is a highly accomplished and versatile songwriter, known for his exceptional talent in crafting memorable lyrics and melodies that resonate with audiences around the world. With a career spanning several decades, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry.
Born on December 29th, 1977, Lilly's journey into the world of music began at a young age when he discovered his passion for singing & playing piano. His early influences ranged from classic soul and R&B to rock and pop, providing him with a diverse musical palette that would later become a hallmark of his songwriting style.
Lilly's breakthrough came when he penned his first hit song, "Take You Out" (Excuse Me Miss) performed by Luther Vandross, which quickly climbed the charts and garnered widespread acclaim. This success set the stage for a prolific career, during which he collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, Kanye West, and Janet Jackson. His ability to capture the essence of various musical genres and tailor his songwriting to fit the unique voices of these artists earned him a reputation as a sought-after and adaptable songwriter.
Over the years, Lilly's lyrical prowess and melodic sensibilities have earned him numerous accolades, including a Grammy award for best song with Alicia Key's "You Don't Know My Name", NAACP Award for Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable", and a Heroes and Legends Award for his contributions to the music industry. His songs have graced the soundtracks of blockbuster movies and have been performed at prestigious award shows and events.
Lilly's commitment to the craft of songwriting extends beyond his commercial success. He has also been involved in mentoring emerging songwriters, sharing his knowledge and experience to help nurture the next generation of musical talent.
In addition to his songwriting, Lilly is a passionate advocate for literacy, using his platform to make a positive impact on society through the power of music. He named his record label Hardcover, as a direct homage to the power of the written word.
As Harold Lilly Jr. continues to evolve as an artist and songwriter, his dedication to creating timeless music remains unwavering. With an impressive body of work and an enduring passion for his craft, he is poised to continue shaping the musical landscape for years to come.