HOMETOWN: New York City
INFLUENCES: David Bowie, Jack White, Kanye West
ALBUM: The Baker EP, out now

Christopher Baker was playing cello by age 5, eventually played Carnegie Hall and graduated from Harvard University. Since transitioning his career path from classical cellist and vocalist to electro-pop singer, he has earned rave reviews with his cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.” Since releasing a seven-track EP, Baker has also emerged as a viral sensation. Baker’s debut video, “Echo,” has received more than 300,000 views on YouTube. Baker’s ambition is to create the “catchiest, most danceable pop album ever,” and he’s now collaborating with producers Cutfather and Damon Shape (Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez). Their guidance affirmed his decision to pursue a pop-music career path. “Pop has always resonated with me,” Baker says, “and it was the people I met in the studio who helped me figure out why. I’ve been lucky so far, and feel blessed to have met such a diverse and talented creative group.”

– Blake Boldt

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