Grammy Award-winning artist, Van Hunt, just released his fourth studio album, 'What Were You Hoping For?," which has been described as "[A] spare but dizzyingly vibrant meld of day-glo psychedelic soul laced with glammed-up riffs and the acerbic energy of punk." This album landed in the top 10 on the "Best of 2011" lists for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News.
His self-titled debut album arrived in 2004, instantly establishing Hunt as a distinctive and original talent with its idiosyncratic amalgamation of R&B, neo-soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. That album earned him a 2005 “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” Grammy nomination for his breakthrough hit single, “Dust”. His second album, 'On The Jungle Floor', followed two years later, highlighted by the single, “Character.”
In 2007, Hunt received a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals,” honoring “Family Affair,” a collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone found on the 2006 Sly & The Family Stone tribute album, Different Strokes For Different Folks.
Hunt’s third album, Popular, was slated for the following year but the decision was made to delay the album’s release in order to “set the record up properly.”
He has toured both as headliner, as well as alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Matthews Band.