Known for his trademark afro, this pop/R&B/soul singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist released singles titled "Call," "When I Found You" and "Better To Be Loved."
He was inspired to pursue a music career after watching the Richard Linklater-directed film School of Rock when he was eleven years old. He was signed to a management deal when he was 14 years old and inked a deal with Atlantic Records at 16.
He played guitar on "Gust of Wind" a track off Pharrell's G I R L album.
He is a native of Toronto, Canada.
Pharrell, who was one of Yates earliest supporters, produced Yates' debut album.