Rising Indie Star: Ricky Persaud Jr.
Updated: Jul 17
Creative and Diverse Artist Ricky is a multi instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and producer whose music style is Pop mixed with Reggae, Rock, Latin, Hip Hop and R&B.
Ricky has worked with legends like Cissy Houston, Savion Glover and Christian McBride. He has performed in front of Dionne Warwick and on numerous occasions performed for Gloria Carter, who is Jay Z’s mother.
Ricky was a member of the Recording Academy’s Grammy U program for students studying music in college or a university. Currently, Ricky is a full voting member for the Grammy/Recording Academy at just twenty-one years old.
Music Video Ricky Persaud Jr. collaborates with brother Lilnicky.
More About Ricky: He is an alumni of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)/Wells Fargo Teen Jazz Ensemble, the George Wein Scholars Ensemble and was the recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award for Excellence in Music in 2016. Ricky has won three gold medals at the Act-So state competition in 2017 for contemporary vocal performance, music composition and music instrumental.
In 2016 & 2017 Ricky was selected to work with the Grammy Foundation at their signature summer program for talented teen musicians. He received a scholarship to attend the City Music Summer Program at Berklee College Of Music USA in the summer of 2018.
Ricky’s fourth album “Optimistic Bliss” made it onto the FYC first round ballot for the 60th Grammy Awards. His EP, “Pursuit Of Happiness” & “The Apocalypse” made it onto the FYC first round ballot for the 62nd Grammy Awards. Ricky produced the EP“Project Galaxy” by Lilnicky and it also made it onto the FYC first
round ballot for the 62nd Grammy Awards. Ricky writes and composes all of his own songs, plays all the instruments and provides all the vocals. Currently, Ricky is a third year undergraduate student at the prestigious Berklee College of
Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he attends on a full four year scholarship.
Be sure to check this talented Artist out and become part of his fan and buy music.