Ricky Duran (born August 31, 1989) is an American pop singer, born on August 31, 1989, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is of Guatemalan descent. He grew up in Grafton, MA after his parents, Ricardo and Odette Duran, immigrated to Massachusetts from Guatemala. He was given a scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music and he graduated in 2011. In 2019, Duran entered the 17th season of the American talent competition 'The Voice' where he made it to the finale and became the runner-up on December 17, 2019.