5 Things to Know About Luke James

Don't miss Luke James tonight on 106!

He Ran the World - Well, he didn't exactly run the world, but he was the lead male in Beyonc?'s "Run the World" music video. So from that point forward it was clear that Luke James was quite a looker. Check his royal style here in his black pea coat, black Henley and black pants. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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The Incredible R&B Talent Luke James Hits 106 Tonight! - With each generation there comes a voice that completely shakes the game up. For male R&B artists, that voice is Luke James. The rising R&B star is getting ready to release his debut album Made to Love, so tonight he's bringing by the World Premiere video for lead single "I.O.U." Don't miss a minute at 6P/5C!(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

The Evolution of Luke James - From T-shirts, jeans and Vans sneakers to tuxedos, patent leather dress shoes and bow ties there's nothing that Luke James can't pull off.   Click on to check out how much Luke's fashion has evolved through the years and be sure to tune in to Rip the Runway on March 20 at 10P/9C for his sexy performance only on BET! (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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1. Born & Raised - Luke James was born in raised in one of the meccas of R&B and soul, New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Down Home - Long before Luke James was a certified star he kept his fashion simple with this old-school number. A plain white short-sleeved Henley tee with black suspenders and black jeans definitely worked for him.(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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2. Showtime at the Apollo - When Luke James was 11, he saw an episode of Showtime at the Apollo and had an "aha" moment that let him know that singing was in his destiny. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Summertime Fly - Over the summer Luke James co-hosted 106 & Park and rocked out in crisp white sneaks, his signature black skinny jeans, a navy blue button up shirt and some dope arm candy.(Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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3. Stage Fright - Ironically, Luke James has stage fright. He has a tattoo on his shoulder that says "cruising on my fear" to keep him mindful of an obstacle that he's constantly overcoming. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

4. Grammy-Nominated - This year, without a formal album release, Luke was nominated for a Grammy for his single "I Want You."    (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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4. Grammy-Nominated - This year, without a formal album release, Luke was nominated for a Grammy for his single "I Want You."    (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Luke James - After writing songs for pop music heavyweights like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, this Best New Artist nom created his own buzz with a free pre-album download.    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

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5. He Is Music - In an interview last year, Luke James said that if he weren't doing music, he'd be nowhere. Talk about passion!Don't miss the World Premiere of "I.O.U." tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C! (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)