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Birth nameRichard Andrew
Born (1983-02-17) February 17, 1983 (age 35)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
OriginWestchester County, New York, United States
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active2007–Relevant
Associated acts

Richard Andrew, (born February 17, 1983) better known by his stage name Outasight, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Though he is considered a pop artist, he is influenced by other genres such as hip hop, rock music and soul music.[4]

His debut album, Nights Like These (2012), featured the platinum-selling "Tonight Is The Night". He spent the next few years on the road performing at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and Vans Warped Tour. His follow up album, Big Trouble, was released in October 2015, which produced the singles "The Wild Life" and "The Boogie". He released his third studio album, Richie, on August 18, 2017, and his fourth studio album, Future Vintage Soul, on October 19, 2018.


Richard Andrew was born in Yonkers, New York on February 17, 1983. At the age of 9, his father gave him a guitar, and although he did not have much interest in playing the guitar, it sparked his interest in becoming a musician. He began writing rhymes and singing around age 10. He attended St. Joseph's School in Bronxville, NY.

Early career[edit]

Outasight began playing shows at small venues in New York City such as the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Cafe. After his first EP release Employee of the Year, he played at the 2007 Hip-hop festival alongside major label acts such as Ghostface Killah, Skillz, and Consequence. In June 2008, Outasight released his second promotional CD, titled Radio New York. This release saw more commercial success, and was featured in XXL Magazine's Soundcheck choice in "Something to Talk About." His music video for the song "Good Evening (Dream Big)" received a video rotation spot on mtvU in the Fall of 2008, after winning the 2008 mtvU Freshmen video contest.[5] "Good Evening" was also popularized by its use in Ray William Johnson's YouTube-based vlog series: Breaking NYC.

2009–13: Nights Like These[edit]

In October 2009, Outasight signed with Warner Bros. Records. In December 2009, Lifted Research Group, better known as LRG, sponsored the release of Outasight's Further mixtape.[2] His biggest release to date, Further has generated even more press than the previous two albums. The album was heavily publicized on the internet, garnering strong reviews and also promotion from YouTube celebrity Ray William Johnson.[6] Since then, he has been featured in major media outlets, such as MTV News.[7] On March 23, 2010, Outasight released the Further EP on Asylum Records, and on November 23, 2012, he released his first full-length studio album, Nights Like These.[8][9] Outasight released a music video for his single "Catch Me If You Can" from the Further EP, which has been featured on numerous hip-hop blogs.[10] Also in 2010, Outasight collaborated with rapper Asher Roth on the "Catch Me If You Can" remix.[11]

Outasight released his first single, "Tonight Is the Night", which was featured on a Pepsi commercial.[12] The commercial includes footage of Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, and Kanye West. Tonight Is The Night was the theme for the 1000th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW. Also, Believe In Me has been used in the documentary WWE Once In A Lifetime.

Outasight performed live at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Ontario, where his single "Tonight Is the Night" was the song for the player introductions. On January 17, 2012, Outasight performed his song "Tonight Is the Night" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with The Roots.[13] On April 13, 2012, Outasight confirmed via Facebook that his second single from his upcoming debut album would be called "Now or Never" and that would be out soon.[14] It was released on May 11, 2012. His debut album, Nights Like These was released on November 23, 2012, and it peaked at No. 13 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

2014–17: Big Trouble and Richie[edit]

In 2015, he launched a recording label named RPM MSC in partnership with his management.[15] Outasight's sophomore studio album, Big Trouble, was released on October 23, 2015 through RPM MSC.[1] Its lead single "The Wild Life" was released on July 29, 2015[16] and featured in the Bud Light Lime & Mountain Dew summer campaigns and several films.[17][18] His next single, "The "Boogie" was selected to be in the "Apple Watch 2" campaign, the opening introduction to the NBA Primetime on ABC, and also the credit song to the box office blockbuster, Central Intelligence.[19][20][21]

His next single, "Do Something Crazy", was released late summer of 2016. The song was featured in the film (Mike and Dave Needs Wedding Dates) along with (The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature) and the soundtrack to the video game, Madden 17.[22][23]

Outasight released is first single of 2017 on April 7 with "I Got You" and announced his third album was coming in the summer. [24] 4 days later, the music video for "I Got You" was released. On June 9, Outsight released the single "Life of the Party" as part of a Summer of new music for him.[25] The music video for Life of the Party was released on June 30. A week later he dropped his next single "Feel Good"[26] which features Hoodie Allen. Outasight announced his next Album Richie on July 28, by releasing the song "NY 2 LA.".[27] Richie is set to release on August 18, 2017. A week away from the release, Outasight released the song "Still Young," which talks about how our youth can never escape us.[28]

2018–present: Future Vintage Soul[edit]

On July 20, 2018, Outasight released the single "Never Get Enough".[29] On August 14, 2018, he announced his fourth studio album, Future Vintage Soul, with a scheduled release date of October 19, 2018.[30] On October 4, he released another new song, titled "Higher".[31] "The Bounce" was revealed to be the theme song for Google Assistant on October 10.[32]


Studio albums[edit]



  • 2007: Employee of the Year EP
  • 2008: Radio New York
  • 2009: From There to Here
  • 2009: Further
  • 2010: Never Say Never
  • 2011: Figure 8 EP
  • 2011: Get It Together
  • 2013: Stay Gold


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Pop
BEL (Vl)
2011 "Tonight Is the Night" 38 14 18 23 53 Nights Like These
2012 "Now or Never" 103 26
(featuring Chiddy Bang)
"I'll Drink to That"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


  • "Catch Me If You Can"[39] (25 March 2010)
  • "Losing My Mind"[40] (19 January 2011)
  • "It's Like That"[41] (27 February 2011)
  • "So What"[42] (13 April 2011)
  • "Figure 8"[43] (8 August 2011)
  • "Tonight is the Night"[44] (9 November 2011)
  • "Now or Never"[45] (17 September 2012)
  • "Shine"[46] (16 October 2012)
  • "Tapedeck Blues"[47] (11 September 2013)
  • "Anchor Down"[48] (29 July 2014)
  • "The Wild Life"[49] (29 July 2015)
  • "The Boogie"[50] (21 April 2016)
  • "I Got You"[51] (11 April 2017)
  • "Life of the Party" [52] (30 June 2017)


Jacob Banks "Part Time Love" [53]

Max Frost "Adderrall" [54]

Hoodie Allen "Believe" [55]

Hoodie Allen "Ain't Ready" [55]


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