Next Up: 5 Minutes with Gallant

Up Close Next Up: 5 Minutes with Gallant

From reaching No. 5 on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart to receiving a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, people are starting to listen to Gallant. Lucky for us, the alternative R&B artist was at W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills to kick off the Next Up concert series in partnership with Billboard, highlighting the emerging talent (like him) that you need to know, now.

Partying poolside at W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills

We got a moment to catch up with the rising star before the show on his inspirations, favorite drink, and even his superhero alter-ego.

Gallant performing at the Next Up party

The first album he ever owned:

“Never Say Never” by Brandy.


What he looks for at a live show:

The feelings.


His superhero alter-ego:



His drink of choice:

Chocolate milk.


A song that’s stuck in his head:

The Hey Arnold theme song.


His favorite thing to order from room service:

Oysters on the half shell.


Where he finds inspiration:



Gallant’s style icon:

Otto Rocket.

Need more Gallant? Check out his exclusive playlist of songs that inspired his album, right here on The Angle.