Kelvin Dukes was born on October 12, 2005, in Maryland. The singing sensation and record producer debuted in 2019 with the hit single ‘Work for It.’ At just 14 years old, he qualified for America’s Got Talent as a singer act. As the young star juggles high school and his singing career, we hope he has the time to mark this special day with friends, family, and followers from all around the country.
October 12, 2005
What were you doing at 14 years of age? Well, our birthday boy surfed into the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent. Singer, songwriter, producer, and performer are some of the titles that have graced the Maryland-based star, and we couldn’t be prouder of his hard work and talent. Kelvin Dukes started singing when he was three years old. A passion that took years to progress as a professional skill, Dukes’ love for music comes from his parents.
Hailing from a humble middle-class family, Dukes’ options have always been limited. Although his parents couldn’t afford high-class private tutors, Dukes never let the absence of professional guidance come in the way. He took it upon himself to learn singing by watching music videos on T.V. After performing at several mini-concerts in his community, he enrolled in a local singing competition that solidified his desire to become a singer. At 12 years of age, with a victory already under his belt, Dukes started covering songs by Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Beyonce to perfect his singing chops.
Dukes’ several passions include drawing, acting, and participating in art programs. He is also a regular attendee of the NAACP ACT-SO program at his school. Dukes shares updates on life and music on his social media pages. His studies, arts and craft, and brand endorsements currently keep him engrossed. The incredibly talented young musician has released half a dozen songs since 2020 and plans on releasing a debut album in the coming years. His fans and at least half-a-million followers across all social media channels are rooting for him.
Dukes starts learning music and rhythms by watching music videos on MTV.
Dukes performs a medley of covers at a community program in his hometown.
Dukes wins first prize in the vocals category at Montgomery County’s MoCo Got Talent competition.
Dukes auditions for the 15th season of “America’s Got Talent” as a singer and reaches the quarterfinals of the competition.
Dukes expands his social media reach and launches YouTube and TikTok channels.
Why We Love Kelvin Dukes
He is a wunderkind
Kelvin Dukes started singing before he learned the alphabet. With support from his family and an uncharted dedication to the field, only the sky's the limit for wunderkind Dukes.
He is ready to make it big
Dukes got the goods and he is ready to make it big in the musical world. His recent work has been charting and his sound is all over TikTok.
He’s just getting started
Dukes’ talent shines through his performances, and he is just getting started. Several music labels took notice of his 2022 single ‘Call Me When You Get Home,’ which at the same time received critical acclaim from Billboard.
5 Surprising Facts
He found his passion early
Dukes developed a passion for singing when he was just three years old.
He has the blessing of Aretha Franklin
Dukes wowed the judges of “America’s Got Talent” with his rendition of the iconic Aretha Franklin song ‘Ain’t No Way.’
He is still in high school
Dukes plans to stay in Maryland until he finishes his education.
He is an Instagram star
Kelvin earns through live performances and brand deals from his Instagram page.
He is also on YouTube
Kelvin posts original demos and song covers on YouTube and is building a fan base on social media.
Kelvin Dukes FAQs
Did Kelvin Dukes win the 2020 America’s Got Talent?
No, he did not. He made it to the quarterfinals.
Is Dukes signed with a record label?
Dukes is represented by Sherry Kayne of Moxie Artists.
What song did Dukes sing on America’s Got Talent?
Dukes cruised to the quarterfinals after presenting a wonderful cover of ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson.
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