R&B singer Durell Anthony was born and raised in Kansas, attending Benedictine College on a vocal scholarship. After receiving his Bachelors degree, he pursued careers in both counseling and education. "I’ve always enjoyed working with kids, so my initial goal was to become a teacher. That seemed to be the responsible thing to do. But deep down, I really wanted to sing. I just wasn’t sure how to turn that into a career."
A summer job in San Diego as a fitness counselor led him to relocate to California in 2010, where he joined the Black Belt Jones Band. He later became a member of the Mighty Untouchables, as well as leading his own R&B band, the Durell Anthony Collective.
His single "Dreams" was released in 2018, followed by an EP in 2019 and a song written for his daughter, "Sleepless," released in 2020. In February of that year, he appeared on an NBC Elvis Presley TV special. "I was a part of a small group singing backup for Yolonda Adams and Carrie Underwood," he told the Reader. "Elvis performed a special in 1968, and this special was a 50 year anniversary tribute to that. We performed a couple of his gospel songs."
In early 2021, Anthony competed on the television talent competition The Voice. That April, he released a new single, "Be With You."