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Astro is an American actor, rapper, and music producer

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1996
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Rappers
City/StateNew York City, New Yorkers
SiblingsRegan (sister)
Known asBrian Vaughn Bradley, Jr.
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York City
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherBrian Vaughn Bradley Sr.
MotherCascia Thompson
Sun SignLibra
Born inBrooklyn, New York City
Famous asRapper, Actor
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Who is Astro?

Brian Vaughn Bradley, Jr., also known as Astro, The Astronomical Kid, C.K.O, Coolest Kid Out, and Stro, is an American actor, rapper, and music producer. He first gained fame because of his appearance in the inaugural season of ‘The X Factor USA’. A native of New York, he had always harboured musical aspirations. When he was ten years old, he began rapping professionally and released his first single, ‘Stop Looking at My Mom’. It was followed by his first mixtape ‘B.O.A.’ (Birth of Astro). In 2011, he successfully auditioned for ‘The X Factor USA’ and made it to the top seven before getting eliminated. After the show, Astro received a lot of mainstream attention and in 2017, released his first album, ‘Grade A Frequencies’. He made his acting debut in 2012 in ‘Person of Interest’ and has appeared in projects, such as ‘Earth to Echo’, ‘A Walk among the Tombstones’, and ‘Red Band Society’. In 2012, he won the BET Young Star Award

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Career

Astro had garnered a reputation for being a talented young rapper in his hometown even before he was featured on ‘The X Factor’. In 2010, he released his debut single ‘Stop Looking at My Mom’, which was followed by his debut mixtape ‘B.O.A’ (Birth Of Astro). Prior to this, in 2009, he had put out his first extended play, ‘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’.

Astro appeared on the stage of Fox’s reality television music competition show ‘The X Factor USA’ when he was 14 years old. Calling out to Simon Cowell, who was serving as one of the four judges, he started singing ‘Stop Looking at My Mom’ and instantly drew the judges’ attention. He passed the audition round and was the first performer in the week one (25 October). Performing Kris Kross’ ‘Jump’, he progressed to the next round. In the following weeks, he sang Naughty by Nature’s ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ and Missy Elliott’s ‘Get Ur Freak On’ (week two: 2 and 3 November), Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ (week three: 9 and 10 November), Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’ ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ (week four: 16 and 17 November), and Jay-Z’s ‘Show Me What You Got’ (week five: 22 and 23 November). He was eventually eliminated after performing Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ (week six: 30 November and 1 December).

After leaving the show, Astro brought out his fourth mixtape, ‘Loser’. In 2013, he released two mixtapes, ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’ and ‘Starvin Like Marvin For A Cool J Song’. In 2014, he released his second single, ‘Champion’, which was accompanied by the release of his second EP, ‘Computer Era’. He is currently signed to Grade A Tribe Records. His first studio album ‘Grade A Frequencies’ was released in 2017.

Astro started off his acting career in 2012 by playing a character named Darren McGrady in an episode of CBS’ science fiction crime drama ‘Person of Interest’. He was later cast as Dash Hosney, one of the main characters of Fox’s short-lived teen medical comedy drama ‘Red Band Society’ (2014-15).

He made his cinematic debut in the 2014 found footage science fiction film, ‘Earth to Echo’, portraying a character named Tucker Simms. He then appeared in the neo-noir crime drama-thriller, ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’, which also starred Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, and David Harbour.

He worked with Academy-award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee in his 2016 war drama ‘Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk’. Astro is set to appear in Julius Onah’s next film ‘Luce’, which is based on a play by J. C. Lee.

Personal Life

Astro was born on September 27, 1996, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. In the absence of his father, Brian Vaughn Bradley Sr., he and his younger sister Regan were raised by their Jamaican mother, Cascia Thompson. Since his childhood, he had been listening to a wide range of music and was influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Biggie Smalls, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Fu-Schnickens, Tupac Shakur, and Nas. He also found inspiration in the works of filmmaker Spike Lee.

Astro has been musically inclined all his life. After he turned ten years old, he started rapping professionally as his mother had told him that she would sponsor his studio time if he performed better in school.

Trivia

In the first season of ‘The X Factor USA,’ Astro was the youngest contestant in the boys’ category.

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Astro biography timelines

  • // 27th Sep 1996
    Astro was born on September 27, 1996, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. In the absence of his father, Brian Vaughn Bradley Sr., he and his younger sister Regan were raised by their Jamaican mother, Cascia Thompson. Since his childhood, he had been listening to a wide range of music and was influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Biggie Smalls, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Fu-Schnickens, Tupac Shakur, and Nas. He also found inspiration in the works of filmmaker Spike Lee.
  • // 2010
    Astro had garnered a reputation for being a talented young rapper in his hometown even before he was featured on ‘The X Factor’. In 2010, he released his debut single ‘Stop Looking at My Mom’, which was followed by his debut mixtape ‘B.O.A’ (Birth Of Astro). Prior to this, in 2009, he had put out his first extended play, ‘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’.
  • // 2012 To 2014
    Astro started off his acting career in 2012 by playing a character named Darren McGrady in an episode of CBS’ science fiction crime drama ‘Person of Interest’. He was later cast as Dash Hosney, one of the main characters of Fox’s short-lived teen medical comedy drama ‘Red Band Society’ (2014-15).
  • // 2013
    After leaving the show, Astro brought out his fourth mixtape, ‘Loser’. In 2013, he released two mixtapes, ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’ and ‘Starvin Like Marvin For A Cool J Song’. In 2014, he released his second single, ‘Champion’, which was accompanied by the release of his second EP, ‘Computer Era’. He is currently signed to Grade A Tribe Records. His first studio album ‘Grade A Frequencies’ was released in 2017.
  • // 2014
    He made his cinematic debut in the 2014 found footage science fiction film, ‘Earth to Echo’, portraying a character named Tucker Simms. He then appeared in the neo-noir crime drama-thriller, ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’, which also starred Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, and David Harbour.
  • // 2016
    He worked with Academy-award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee in his 2016 war drama ‘Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk’. Astro is set to appear in Julius Onah’s next film ‘Luce’, which is based on a play by J. C. Lee.

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Astro's FAQ

  • What is Astro birthday?

    Astro was born at 1996-09-27

  • Where is Astro's birth place?

    Astro was born in Brooklyn, New York City

  • What is Astro nationalities?

    Astro's nationalities is American

  • Who is Astro siblings?

    Astro's siblings is Regan (sister)

  • How tall is Astro?

    Astro's height is 180

  • Who is Astro's father?

    Astro's father is Brian Vaughn Bradley Sr.

  • Who is Astro's mother?

    Astro's mother is Cascia Thompson

  • What is Astro's sun sign?

    Astro is Libra

  • How famous is Astro?

    Astro is famouse as Rapper, Actor

  • What is Astro's facebook?

    Astro's facebook is https://www.facebook.com/strothemc

  • What is Astro's twitter?

    Astro's twitter is https://twitter.com/stro

  • What is Astro's youtube?

    Astro's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/theastronomicalkid

  • What is Astro's instagram?

    Astro's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/strothemc

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