Anna Wise

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Anna Wise
Born (1991-02-16) February 16, 1991 (age 32)
GenresAlternative R&B, art pop
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active2009–present[1]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Anna Wise (born February 16, 1991)[2] is an American singer, who has independently released music as a member of bands Sonnymoon and Built to Fade. She became more widely known for her collaborations with rapper Kendrick Lamar and hip hop group CunninLynguists. She won a Grammy Award for her collaboration with Lamar, "These Walls".

Wise began her musical career with the band Sonnymoon, a collaboration with Dane Orr, who she met while studying at Berklee College of Music.[3]

She was a part of the group Built to Fade alongside Dane Ferguson, Zoë Wick and Kno of CunninLynguists. While Wise was touring with Sonnymoon, Kendrick Lamar contacted her after hearing her music on YouTube through another emcee, Tunji.[4][1] She now has become a regular collaborator with Lamar, appearing on 11 tracks. Since 2016, she has released three solo albums.


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
The Feminine: Act II
  • Released: June 27, 2018
  • Label: N/A
  • Formats: LP, streaming
As If It Were Forever
  • Released: October 18, 2019[6]
  • Label: N/A
  • Formats: LP, streaming
Subtle Body Dawn
  • Released: February 16, 2023
  • Label: N/A
  • Formats: LP, streaming

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
The Feminine: Act I


List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
(with Xavier Omär)
2018 Insecure: Music from the HBO Original Series, Season 3

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2013 Grammy Awards Album of the Year Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City Nominated
2016 To Pimp a Butterfly Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Performance "These Walls" Won


  1. ^ a b Duca, Lauren. "Talking To Patriarchy-Smashing Musician Anna Wise". Nylon. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ "annathewise". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ Weiner, Natalie. "'Love At First Sight, Creatively': Sonnymoon's Anna Wise on Working with Kendrick Lamar on 'Good Kid' and 'Butterfly'". Billboard. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ Mac, Torii. "MEET ANNA WISE: THE SPECTRAL VOICE ON "GOOD KID, M.A.A.D. CITY," AND HER NEW ALBUM". Green Label. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  5. ^ Moore, Marcus. "Songs We Love: Anna Wise, 'Coconuts'". Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Miller, Shannon (October 17, 2019). "Anna Wise Is Stepping into the Spotlight After a Decade of Singing in the Background". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Iandoli, Kathy. "Anna Wise The Feminine: Act I". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top TV Song Last Week: Easy by Anna Wise & Xavier Omär". Tunefind. August 28, 2018. Retrieved September 29, 2020.

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