Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in New York, Andrew Grammer is the son of Robert “Red” Grammer. Like father, like son, Andy followed in his father’s footsteps to become a recording artist himself. Already learning how to play musical instruments since he was a small child, Andy also learned how to write songs at the age of fifteen. In 2004, at twenty years old, he moved back to Los Angeles to attend college and pursue his music career. After he graduated in 2007, he performed as a busker in Santa Monica before earning himself his first recording contract in 2010. Since then, he has brought forth four studio albums and five extended plays (EPs). He also has twenty-two singles to his credit and two promotional singles. He is still recording music to this day, which has fans anticipating more material from the talented star to be released shortly.
10. She’d Say (featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Released on July 26, 2019, (Naive) became Andy Grammer’s fifth studio album release. (She’d Say) was one of his songs to sing and it shows in his performance as the bittersweet ballad revolved around what his own mother offered to his daughter as heartwarming advice if fate had not dealt out the card that already took her life. The background vocals performed by the multi-award-winning choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, added even more beauty to a song that makes it hard to listen to without the urge to shed a tear.
9. Miss Me
In 2012, before Andy Grammer’s 2013 extended play release, Crazy Beautiful, was (Miss Me), which charted at number fifteen on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay chart and was number thirty-five on Belgium’s Ultratip chart. Both the song and Grammer’s fourth EP were digital download releases that could only be accessed at the time through the internet, namely Spotify and YouTube. The powerful ballad of a relationship gone sour is one of Grammer’s vocal best as he points out his lost love is going to miss him now that he’s stepped out of her life.
8. Back Home
(Back Home) charted on Belgium’s Ultratop 50 Singles chart at number seventeen, and it reached number twenty-one on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay, as well as number twenty-seven in Australia. It has also since earned a gold certification from the Australia Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Back Home was the first of three singles released in 2014 from Andy Grammer’s second studio album, (Magazines or Novels). The twang showed a country boy’s musical talent featuring some easy-listening pop twists that made the song a folk-friendly dance number.
7. I Found You (featuring Cash Cash)
Coming from Andy Grammer’s fourth studio album, Naive, 2020’s charted single, (I Found You) earned a gold certification from Australia, despite the song not appearing on any of its music charts. This beautiful arrangement of Grammer’s lyrics, combined with the power of its delivery and guitar play easily makes this song an inspirational piece worthy of a listening ear.
6. Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)
(Good to Be Alive ((Hallelujah)) was released in 2015 while he was still a participant in Dancing with the Stars. It was the third of three charted hits that came from his second studio album, Magazines or Novels. On the US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, it peaked at number twelve. On the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, the celebratory song reached number twenty and it appeared at number sixty-two on the US Billboard Hot 100. In Canada and the US, Good to Be Alive became certified gold. It has also since been featured on Walmart commercials and televised ads for Quaker Oats cereal.
5. Fine by Me
The second, piano-rich single released from Andy Grammer’s self-titled debut album that charted in 2011 was (Fine by Me). On the US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, the song peaked at number ten. On the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, it charted at number thirty, and it reached number eighty-four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Fine by Me also became certified platinum hit by the RIAA after selling over one million copies.
4. Keep Your Head Up (featuring Melissa Nkonda)
(Keep Your Head Up) is the first single from Andy Grammer’s self-titled debut album has his solo version, as well as the inclusion of Melissa Nkonda’s vocals, as chart hits in 2011. Nkonda’s French contribution enabled the single to become a bilingual success in France. It achieved the chart rank of 156 in that nation. As for Grammer’s solo version, it peaked as high as number five on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, at number eleven on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, at number twenty-one on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40, and at number fifty-three on the US Billboard Hot 100. In New Zealand, the song charted at number thirty-four and it was number fifty-three in Australia, which later became certified platinum within the nation. Keep Your Head Up also became certified in the US with its RIAA.
3. Don’t Give Up On Me (featuring R3hab)
Either as a solo artist or featuring R3hab’s Moroccan influence, (Don’t Give Up On Me) was one of Grammer’s most recognized hits, which came from his 2019 album, Naive. The romantically dramatic song charted as high as number eleven on the US Adult Top 40 Airplay chart and at forty-nine in Australia. Although the charts may not suggest so, Don’t Give Up On Me’s success showed in the song becoming certified platinum in the US and double-platinum in Australia.
2. Fresh Eyes
In 2016, (Fresh Eyes) was the hit single from Grammer’s third studio album, The Good Parts. On the music charts, it peaked as high as number five in Australia, which it had since become a five-time certified platinum success in that nation alone. As for the US, charted as high as number nine on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 and at number fifty-nine on the US Billboard Hot 100. Fresh Eyes also became certified platinum by the nation’s RIAA. In Canada and New Zealand, platinum was also awarded while on their music charts the song reached as high as thirty-five and number eight, respectively. The music video featuring this song showed footage of Grammer’s visit to the Union Rescue Mission where the residents there were given cosmetic makeovers.
1. Honey, I’m Good
From Andy Grammer’s second studio album, Magazines or Novels, the multi-platinum single, (Honey, I’m Good) served as a down-to-earth piece that won over the hearts of the music fans and critics at the timing of its 2014 release. The RIAA certified the single platinum three times over while Canada did so five times. The song also earned platinum in Australia On the US Billboard Adult Top 40 and US Billboard Dance Club Songs charts, Honey, I’m Good peaked at number one. It also did the same on Billboard Canada’s Adult Contemporary chart. Globally, the song charted as it peaked as high as number eight on Mexico’s music chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at number nine.