Brandon Paak Anderson, known professionally as Anderson .Paak, is a singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist from Oxnard, California. He released his debut album, O.B.E. Vol.
1 in 2012, and went on to release Venice in 2014. He later followed up with Malibu, in 2016, which received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards, followed by Oxnard, in 2018 and Ventura, in 2019.
At the 61st Grammy Awards, Anderson won his first Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance with the song "Bubblin". Apart from his solo career, Anderson is also one-half of NxWorries, alongside record producer Knxwledge.
He is accompanied by the band The Free Nationals, who play a variety of instruments such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, and drums and also serve as backing vocalists. Anderson was born into a black and Korean family in Oxnard in 1986.
He began producing music from his bedroom as a teenager. His first experiences performing were as a drummer at his family's church. For a time, Anderson was the drummer for American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart.
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