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".

Anna Wise
Born (1991-02-16) February 16, 1991 (age 28)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active2009–present[1]
Musical career
GenresAlternative R&B, art pop
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

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 is 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 albumsEdit

  • The Feminine: Act I (EP, 2016)[5]
  • The Feminine: Act II (EP, 2017)[6]
  • As If It Were Forever (2019)[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2016 Grammy Best Rap/Sung Performance "These Walls"[8] 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. ^ Iandoli, Kathy. "Anna Wise The Feminine: Act I". Pitchfork. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ Moore, Marcus. "Songs We Love: Anna Wise, 'Coconuts'". Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. ^ 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 October 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Past Winners Search". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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