Devonté Hynes, also known as Blood Orange and formerly known as Lightspeed Champion, is a genre-bending musician who has established himself not only as a performing artist but also as a producer and songwriter. Originally from London, Hynes initially began his career as Lightspeed Champion in 2007, releasing two albums and several albums. Later, he would begin to perform under the Blood Orange name, experimenting with more R&B and electronica genres. As Blood Orange, Hynes released three albums including 2016’s Freetown Sound.
Aside from his own music, Hynes has also written and produced for other big name acts in music like Solange Knowles, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, and many others. Hynes is also a published author, including several comic books and short story collections.