Rai Hudson, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native (Rashard Hudson), works professionally as an American R&B, soul, rock, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is commonly known for his unmatched powerhouse vocal abilities, stage energy, impact, and influence in the modern music world and was inspired by P!NK, Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Jon Pierre Gee.
His strong voice will move you out of your seat, and his eccentric style will keep you captivated. Jon Pierre Gee, a well-known talent and grandfather of Rai Hudson, worked with James Brown, Al Green, Ike, and Tina Turner, The Temptations, B.B. King, reggae legend Bob Marley, and many more. Musical lineage includes Empress of Blues Bessie Smith, hit songwriter Percy Mayfield, and Chaka Khan.
His dynamic, charismatic performances landed him on the groundbreaking hit show “American Idol.”Followed by the successful first single, “Sally,” released in 2018. Today, Rai mentors young, ambitious performers and composers at R17 Records LLC, a record label founded by Rai. His newest single, “VIBE,” is currently available on all media platforms; you can follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @Raihudson, Tiktok @Raihudsonmusic, and Youtube/Raihudson