Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Daystar Shemuel Shua Peters on known professionally as Tory Lanez has released his new song, “I LIKE”.
Born Daystar Peterson, Lanez received initial recognition from the mixtape Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story, released in August 2013.
In 2015, Tory Lanez signed to record producer Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records through Interscope Records.
Lanez’s debut studio album, I Told You (2016), included the singles “Say It” and “Luv”, which peaked at number 23 and 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. In 2018, Lanez released his second and third studio albums, Memories Don’t Die and Love Me Now?.
His fourth studio album Chixtape 5 (2019) peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200. In 2020, he released his fifth studio album Daystar, which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and featured controversial responses to the allegations of him shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion earlier that year.
Lanez has won and been nominated for many awards and accolades. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his song “LUV” as well as four Juno Awards.
During the quarantine lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lanez hosted “Quarantine Radio” on his Instagram Live. On May 14, 2020, Lanez released the single “Temperature Rising”, via his own One Umbrella imprint, marking his first release as an independent artist, following his departure from Interscope Records.
On July 10, Lanez released three singles, “Simple Things, with DJDS and Rema, “Staccato”, and “392”, with his label signee VV$ Ken. The latter two tracks was released as an EP called VVS Capsule.
On September 25, 2020, Lanez surprise-released his fifth album, Daystar, his first project since departing Interscope earlier the year. On the album, he defends himself in multiple songs against claims that he shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion.