Also known as
The Astronomical Kid
Brian "Astro" Bradley (born August 26, 1996) is an American rapper and actor. Mostly known for being a contestant on the first season of in 2011. His mentor was The X Factor USA L.A. Reid, the mentor for the boys. Astro was seventh place in the competition. After his appearance on The X Factor, he starred in an episode of .
Person of Interest
Born and raised in
Brooklyn, New York where he lives with his mother, Astro attends a Junior high school in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. Astro started composing music, mostly in hip hop music. He has been doing it since he was a baby, but started professionally when he was 10 years old. Some of his musical influences include  Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Monica, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
2011: The X Factor
Performances on The X Factor
Astro performed the following songs on
The X Factor:
After The X Factor
The X Factor, Astro made many singles. One of them was "Stop Looking at my Mom", released under the name The Astronomical Kid. The music video was released on YouTube.
As featured artist
Year Name Role Notes
2011 The X Factor Himself Contestant, seventh place
2012 Person of Interest Darren McGrady 1 episode, "Wolf and Cub", aired on February 9, 2012
Awards and nominations