At age 11, Toronto's Francesco Yates learned that music could be a viable career. Wielding a formidable falsetto and a love for funk, he hooked up with Pharrell Williams -- playing guitar on Williams' song "Gust of Wind" with Daft Punk -- who went on to produce Yates' first album along with Robin Hannibal (Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware, Cee Lo).
His self-titled EP was released in 2015, and featured singles "Call" and "Better to be Loved" eventually leading to a Heatseeker award at the Canadian Radio Music Awards. His debut single "Better to Be Loved" was a top 5 hit at Canadian radio, and his feature on Robin Schulz's track "Sugar" has over 636 million streams on Spotify. His latest single "Do You Think About Me" is a Top 20 radio hit. The multi-instrumentalist has recently released his new single "Somebody Like You" and will be joining Justin Timberlake on the Canadian leg of his "Man of the Woods" tour in the fall of 2018.