Vocal powerhouse Andra Day is "rising up" to the top of her game, and it looks like she's not stopping anytime soon.
Aside from having two Grammy nominations under her belt, Day also managed to secure a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Hulu's The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, where she made her acting debut. Plus, the 36-year-old star is now in the running for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Given her stellar acting skills and the film's success, many are predicting that Day will also take home an Oscar this year. But before the big event, we wanted to learn a bit more about the multitalented star, from her biggest music inspirations to the story behind her getting the role of Billie Holiday. Read on to see eight surprising facts about Andra Day.