Steve Lacy Biography, Music Career, Family, Height, and Net Worth
Who is Steve Lacy?
Steve Thomas Lacy-Moya is a popular American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He became famous as the guitarist of the alternative R&B band The Internet. In 2017, he launched his self-produced debut EP, Steve Lacy’s Demo. After this, he was featured together with Frank Ocean on the single ”911/ Mr. Lonely” by Tyler, the Creator. He also co-wrote songs for artists including Solange Knowles, Chloe x Halle, and Kendrick Lamar, the latter of whom he worked with on the track ”Pride”.
Lacy’s debut studio album, Apollo XXI (2019), won him a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The same year, he would be featured on the single ”Sunflower” by Vampire Weekend. Lacy then collaborated with Calvin Harris (under the moniker Love Regenerator) on the single ”Live Without Your Love”, which won him a chart entry in the United Kingdom. Lacy’s second studio album, Gemini Rights (2022) peaked within the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart. The album spawned the song ”Bad Habit”, which attained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Steve Lacy Career
Lacy initially gained an interest in the guitar at the age of 7 through the video game Guitar Hero, but soon wanted to learn how to play an actual guitar. He then met Jameel Bruner, his future bandmate in The Internet, while in the jazz band at high school. Lacy produced and performed his first songs on his iPhone, using a plug-in for his guitar called an iRig. He then started a producing role on what would become the Internet’s third studio album, Ego Death in 2013. He contributed to the production of 8 tracks, Ego Death was nominated at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album,
Steve then appeared on Matt Martians’ album The Drum Chord Theory and Syd’s album Fin following its announcement that the Internet members would launch solo projects. He started producing tracks for Twenty88, Isaiah Rashad, Denzel Curry, J. Cole, GoldLink, and Kendrick Lamar, most notably producing the track ”Pride” from Lamar’s Grammy-winning album Damn. He also made two guest appearances on the Vampire Weekend album Father of the Bride.
On February 17, 2017, Steve Lacy’s Demo was launched with him once again creating most of the songs on his iPhone by producing the guitar and bass arrangements through it and singing his vocals directly into its built-in microphone. He programmed the drum patterns in Ableton Live. The same year, he co-wrote and produced Ravyn Lenae’s EP Crush, which was finally launched in February 2018.
How old is Steve Lacy?
Steve Lacy is currently aged 24 as of 2022, having been born May 23, 1998, in Compton, California, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including James Charles, Jason Nash, Aaron Hull, Linda Thompson, Joan Collins, Bray Wyatt, Melissa McBride, Jillian Janson, Ryan Coogler, George Osborne, Alan Garcia, and Michael Porter, among others.
Steve Lacy Family
Who are Steve Lacy’s parents?
Steve Thomas Lacy-Moya was born in Compton, California to an African-American mother and a Filipino father. He was brought up by his mother while his father was absent for a large part of his life and later died when he was aged 10.
Does Steve Lacy have siblings?
Lacy was born into a family of three children. He has two siblings, sisters Maya Lacy-Moya and Leslie Lacy-Moya.
Steve Lacy Education
Lacy attended Washington Preparatory High School and then moved to a private school in Compton.
Steve Lacy Interests
Lacy began playing guitar at a young age and started to learn how to play an actual one. At the moment he is perfect at playing guitar and also vocals.
Steve Lacy Partner
Lacy openly came out as bisexual in 2017. He has not been linked to any relationships by the media in the present or past.
Steve Lacy Children
Lacy has not been linked to any relationship by the media and has not been married in his life, hence does not have any children of his own.
Steve Lacy Height
Lacy has an energetic, physically fit, and muscular body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a weight of 65 kg (143 lbs).
2018 to present
Lacy reunited with The Internet to work on their album Hive Mind, which was launched in July 2018. He continued on to produce for Solange, Kali Uchis on her debut album Isolation, Mac Miller on his album Swimming, and was featured on Dev Hynes’ album Negro Swan.
He then revealed that he had produced for rapper YG, in 2018 and that he had started using devices other than his phone to produce music. Lacy was praised for producing two songs on Solange’s album When I Get Home in March 2019. He was featured on the Vampire Weekend song ”Sunflower” and appeared in its video that same month. In April, Lacy launched the song ”N Side” from his debut album Apollo XXI. Lacy then revealed the launch date of Apollo XXI to be on May 24, 2019. Lacy launched two more singles, ”Playground” and Hate CD”, in the week of his album debut. The album was then nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, his first Grammy nomination as a solo artist.
He later launched a compilation album of his early work titled The Lo-Fis on December 4, 2020. His song ”Mercury” was launched with a music video on June 16, 2022. The video featured on YouTube is about half as long as the version published on Spotify, which spans 4:58 minutes compared to the 2:30 minutes of the video. Lacy’s second studio album, Gemini Rights was launched on July 15, 2022.
Lacy cited Thundercat, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Erykah Badu, Pharell Williams, and the Neptunes among the biggest influences and mentioned Prince as his dream collaborator in an interview with The Fader. Steve also said that one of his biggest influences, in regard to production is Mac DeMarco. He has stated that he is most comfortable writing topics regarding love and dating and describes his musical sound to be like the tartan fabric ‘plaid’.
Steve Lacy Net Worth
American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer Lacy has been active in the music industry from 2013 to the present. He belongs to a group called The Internet and has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $35 million as of 2022.