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James Luctamar’s Viral Piano Covers Are Spiraling the Internet Into a Frenzy

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James Luctamar is well on his way to becoming a household name in the music industry. Many people have either heard of James or have at least viewed the social media videos of his amazing piano covers – from his popular musical renditions to his beautiful mashups of dance favorites, his unique sound is shared by thousands across multiple mediums. James is truly emerging as an artist in his own right, one who harnesses his musical genius to turn songs into lush piano fantasy, the kind that not only captivates us but also calls upon emotions we had long forgotten.

With over 10 million impressions and engagements on social media, his heart-gripping performances have been viewed more than four million times, proving that Twitter users are quickly becoming obsessed with his talent. 

James has a unique musical process, as he learns his songs entirely by ear, basking in the true beauty and harmony of the notes and lyrics of each song. He is a musician at heart – deeply creative and innately musical. He is truly a man-made of music.

James likes to keep it simple. In 2017, he recorded a casual, “on-the-spot” video in just his hoodie playing the piano in an effortless mashup of “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi (featuring Daddy Yankee) and “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) and posted it online.

To his surprise, it went viral – literally becoming an overnight sensation. And just like that, James found himself surrounded by music fans across the globe, asking him to play more! At the time, he thought of it as a one-time wonder of which he should cherish, but he quickly realized there was a career opportunity standing right in front of him.

Living in Westchester, New York, James has been playing music since he was only 11 years old. His unique sound fuses the classical stylings of the piano with the more modernized feel of Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Reggae, Gospel, and Top 40s music. James has not been introduced to a genre of music he doesn’t like, and he continues to surprise his fans with how he turns unexpected songs into beautiful covers in ways they have never heard before.

“I strive to string songs together in a medley or mashup, so effortlessly and seamlessly, like no other artist dares to do,” James shares. “Many artists will do an amazing cover of a single song, but I like to combine multiple songs with smooth transitions that flow and appeal to the ear of listeners everywhere.” 

Although people usually see James behind the piano, he is also an accomplished drummer and is spending his days mastering the magic of other instruments. He loves to blend dynamic styles and create musical masterpieces that speak to his audience using a variety of instruments.

Beyond crafting his unique piano covers online, James hopes to create his own music someday and collaborate with other musical greats. For him, it has always been a dream to ignite the spirits of every listener and encourage the younger generation to pursue their passions and follow their dreams, just as he has. He wants to continue to blend unique genres and make lasting musical impressions that reach millions of people around the world across multiple social media platforms – and he is well on his way! 

James Luctamar’s future is bright and full of promise. But for those still on the fence, one thing’s for sure—with his talent, looks, and audience—just as he effortlessly plays his musical musings online, he will propel his career to new heights, creating astounding musical masterpieces that this world has yet to even imagine.

For more information on James Luctamar, follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

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