Brian Bradley, Jr also known as Astro. He is an American actor, rapper, and music producer. He was born on September 27, 1996, in Brooklyn, New York City. He is also knowns as Brian Vaughn Bradley Jr., The Astronomical Kid. His appearance in the inaugural season of ‘The X Factor U.S.A.’ was the starting point of his journey. He had always harbored musical aspirations. After turning 10, he began rapping professionally and released his first single, ‘Stop Looking at My Mom.’ After the show, Astro received a lot of mainstream attention.
In 2017, he released his first album, ‘Grade A Frequencies.’ In 2012 in ‘Person of Interest,’ He made his acting debut. His projects are ‘Earth to Echo,’ ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones, and ‘Red Band Society.’ In 2012, he won the B.E.T. Young Star Award.
At an early age, he had earned his name in the top talented rappers before he was featured on X Factor.’ After the debut single ‘Stop Looking at My Mom’ in 2010, which was followed by his debut mixtape ‘B.O.A.’ (Birth Of Astro). His first extended play was released in 2009, named ‘The Astronomical Kid Astro subsequently released one more mixtape in 2010, titled “The Chosen One, and one in the following year, ‘The Chosen One Reloaded.’ Not only that, but he also appeared on the stage of the show named ‘The X Factor U.S.A.’ at 14’s age.
Moreover, he began singing ‘Stop Looking at My Mom’ and immediately grabbed the attention of people. He was the first performer in week one (October 25). Performing Kris Kross’s ‘Jump,’ he progressed to the next round. After that, he regularly came to shows.
Then he brought out his fourth mixtape, ‘Loser’ as titled. His second single was ‘Champion,’ which was accompanied by the release of his second E.P., ‘Computer Era.’ Then he started his acting career in 2012. He played a character named Darren McGrady in an episode of C.B.S.’s science fiction crime drama serial at Inst. in 2014, he also filmed ‘Earth to Echo.’ His 2016 dramatically Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’. He also got the award in B.E.T. Award in 2012.
He has only one album, Grade A Frequencies (2017).
People Like His Singles:
- Stop Looking at My Mom
- From Me
- Cut That Sh*t Off
- Mighty Healthy ’16
Earth to Echo, a Walk Among the Tombstones, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, LuceSee You, and Calvin Walker
In June 2019, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Bradley was originally set to play a principal role in HBO’s Euphoria but left the show during filming due to its explicit content.
He was raised by a Jamaican mother named Cascia Thompson. Since his childhood, he has had a great interest in music and listed to a wide range of songs. ATt the age of 7, he started singing, and his mother had told him that she would sponsor his studio time if he performed better in school.