Ricky Duran is an American singer who has recently gained nation-wide popularity in the United States following his appearance in NBC’s singing competition show, The Voice.
He appeared in the seventeenth season of The Voice, which premiered on 23rd September 2019, representing coach Blake Shelton’s team.
Throughout his presentation, he was praised for his talents by judges and audiences. He became the runner up of season 17 of the show.
Since the prize money for The Voice winner is $100K and a record deal, it is obvious that Ricky also got an amazing prize being in the second position.
Ricky Duran’s Wiki: Birthday, Parents & Family
Ricky Duran celebrates his birthday on 1st September of every year.
He grew up in North Grafton, Massachusetts, and later lived in Shrewsbury, too, with his family members.
He is the youngest of four children born to his father, Ricardo Sr. and mother, Odette. His parents were originally from Guatemala before they immigrated to Massachusetts during their early twenties.
His father, Ricardo, was a promising musician while he also worked a full-time job to support his family. Ricardo wanted to pursue a career in music, but he gave up for his family. Despite his never-ending love for his family, he committed suicide in 2012 after his health went into serious decline.
Unfortunately, Ricky's mother also passed away in 2018 due to breast cancer, leaving Ricky and his three elder sisters, Julia, Maria, and Natalie, on their own.
Ricky’s interest in music developed because of his father. When he was just six-years-old, his father taught him how to play guitar.
He used to spend many hours at his father’s built studio, where his father would teach him to play different instruments.
During his teenage years, Ricky played together with his father in the band, Blue Lights Bandits, where his father was the manager.
He also started his own Youtube Channel, sharing cover songs and releasing some of his own, including singles like Tattoo Tears, Dreamin’, and As the Sun Goes Down.
As of his education, Ricky has attended Berklee College of Music, one of the prestigious colleges located in Boston, and graduated with a degree in Music.
Ricky Duran is 30 years old as of 2019.
Ricky Duran is currently dating Alyssa Tosti.
The pair has been in a relationship since 2018. As seen on their social media posts, they are happy with each other.
The lovebirds can be seen sharing updates of their open love life to thousands of their followers and fans on Instagram.
Ricky Duran with his girlfriend, Alyssa Tosti 15 November 2015 (Photo: Ricky Duran's Instagram)
Ricky has also praised her girlfriend frequently for supporting him and his career. His girlfriend even moved to Austin, Texas, for him in early 2019 so that he could continue his music career.
He also revealed his love vibes about his girlfriend by dedicating one of his songs to her in The Voice. He performed You are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne filled with emotions which received many cheers from the audience.