Soul Train Awards 2023: Discover October London: 5 Essential Things to Know About the Soulful Singer

Get familiar with this year’s “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist” nominee.

October London is a rising star with an enchanting vintage soul sound.

Hailing from the musical city of South Bend, Indiana, London was always surrounded by music, though his path to becoming a singer was unexpected. However, a trip to Los Angeles and some help from Grammy-nominated rapper Snoop Dogg would later change that.

The soulful crooner has been grinding and made his debut at “Soul Train Awards” 2023, hosted by Keke Palmer, on the Amplified stage. In honor of this year's ceremony, get familiar with this year's performer.

  • He’s multihyphenate

    October is a singer, songwriter, producer, and actor.  He’s best known for songs like “Go On with Snoop Dogg” and “Bring Me Up Feat Faith Evans.”

  • He didn’t initially plan on pursuing music

    While speaking to Voyage LA, October revealed that he initially wanted to become a Storm Chaser, a Semi Truck driver, and a creative designer for a major car company.

  • He’s received co-signs from artists like Snoop Dogg

    October’s artistry caught the eye of legendary rapper Snoop Dogg and Producer Jazze Pha. The trio collaborated on a deal via Cadilacc Music. 

  • He’s crafted music for television

    London’s Snoop connection also landed him the opportunity to create the opening theme song for VH1’s “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” series.

  • He’s written for legendary artists

    Aside from writing his own music, London’s written for legendary artists such as Faith Evans, Bootsy Collins, Jazze Pha, Kurupt, and many more

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