Monday, February 9, 2015

Crank Up the Music and Get Ready to Boogie

The Grammy Awards ceremony, which honors musicians, songwriters, and singers in a variety of categories, was held last night on CBS.

Some of last night's African-American winners included:

  • Pharrell Williams for Best Pop Solo Performance for the song, “Happy.”
  • Pharrell Williams also won Best Urban Contemporary Album, for his album Girl.
  • BeyoncĂ© won  Best R andB Performance for the song, “Drunk in Love,” featuring Jay-Z.
  • “Drunk in Love” also won Best R and B Song
  • The R and B group Robert Glasper Experiment won for Best Traditional R and B Performance for the song “Jesus Children,” that also features artists Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
  • Lecrae won the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance /Song for “Messengers,” which features the group for King and Country.
For a complete list of the nominees and winners go here:

Find out more about African American artists who have won several Grammys

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A history of the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy can be found at one of the links that follow.

For a timeline of winners go here

Search for previous Grammy winners and nominees here

Did you know that there is also a Grammy Hall of Fame for recordings? The Hall of Fame includes full albums, “of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.” 

Last but not least, check out this link to see an infographic on the Grammy nomination and voting process. 

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