The Grammy Awards, music to inspire
It’s almost time for the world’s biggest annual celebrations of music, the 61st Grammy Awards. There’s a lot of buzz when it comes to the Grammys. Who will take home these prestigious awards in 2019? We’ve put together some fascinating facts to get you into the spirit of this year’s Grammys. Be in the know and get inspired with our exclusive Grammy Awards-inspired music playlists.
Let’s dive head first into some intriguing facts about the Grammy Award. Some may truly surprise you!
South Africa is blessed with award-winning artists. The Soweto Gospel Choir has won 2 Grammys in the Traditional World Music Album category out of 2 nominations. Another South African is a Grammy Award winner. Wouter Kellerman won a Grammy for Best New Age Album in 2015.
Other South African musicians have been nominated for Grammys. Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Johnny Clegg, and Savuka have all been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Rihanna is a world-class star. Did you know that Riri has won a staggering 9 Grammy awards from a mammoth 33 nominations? Rihanna has also achieved a world first. She has won a total of 5 Grammys in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category, a first for any female artist.
We all love the Black Panther movie. Kendrick Lamar, the global music phenomenon, has been nominated for producing the All The Stars. Kendrick has been nominated for a Grammy before. He lost the Album of the Year award to Macklemore in 2013. Will 2019 be Kendrick Lamar’s year?
We all know the timeless, one-of-a-kind music icon that is Elvis Presley. Elvis only won 3 Grammys in the Gospel category. Come on, sugar!
In 2015, the winner of the New Artist award, Sam Smith won 4 of the general category awards. He was nominated for 6 Grammys that year. He’s only released one other studio album since then, yet he remains as relevant as ever with chart-topping collaborations like ‘Promises’ with Calvin Harris.
Some artists haven’t been so lucky. They’ve been nominated for Grammys many times but have yet to win one. Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop legend, has received 17 nominations but hasn’t won any yet. Katy Perry is another star who surprisingly hasn’t won a Grammy yet either. Katy has been nominated 13 times.
This year’s Grammys Awards is just around the corner and there is so much to take in. Can you feel the excitement?
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