Arthur "Buddy" Strong

Arthur “Buddy” Strong was born in Phoenix, Arizona with an ear for music developing at a young age. Being surrounded in a musical environment helped cultivate his natural-born talent. At the tender age of 9, he was already serving as a primary musician and impressively playing the drums and organ at his father’s church.

Arthur Buddy Strong

In the year 2000 he was invited to join Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum artist Usher for his worldwide “8701” tour. The invitation was greatly received and he continued to take off around the world, lend his sound and grow his artistic portfolio. In 2004, he joined forces with Usher again, this time earning production credits on the hit album Confessions.

Buddy has been on the road with Usher for his 2014-2015 “UR Experience World Tour” and Ariana Grande for her 2016-2017 “Dangerous Woman World Tour”. He also played for Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay at the “One Love Manchester” Benefit Concert.

While his influence ranges from Herbie Hancock to Jay-Z, Buddy Strong is a true musician with a greatly diverse and incomparable sound.

Associated acts

Usher, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez