January 23, 2020
2020 GRAMMY Award Nominations
The 62nd Grammy Awards are fast approaching and we'd like to shine some deserved light on our nominated Metropolis Music artists
Nao - Best Urban Contemporary Album (Saturn)
Neo Jessica Joshua, better known as Nao, is one of the most exciting artists in modern R&B. Her remarkable and unique voice shines on sophomore album "Saturn", which released through the singers label, Little Tokyo 🙏
Steve Lacy - Best Urban Contemporary Album (Apollo XXI)
Having already been Grammy-nominated for co-producing The Internet's 2015 album 'Ego Death', Steve Lacy is no stranger to success. On his latest project, the young Californian collaborates with artists such as J. Cole, Vampire Weekend and Kendrick Lamar to name a few.
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Best Urban Contemporary Album (Overload)
Already a veteran of the Los Angeles hip-hop, jazz and soul scene, Georgia Anne Muldrow's new album 'Black Love & War' is fully deserving of a nomination this year!
BJ The Chicago Kid - Best Traditional R&B Performance (Time Today) / Best R&B Album (1123)
Born to church choir directors in South Chicago, Bryan James Sledge's path into music is one to be inspired by. From appearing on Stevie Wonder's "A Time To Love" in 2005 and featuring for Kanye West "Impossible" in 2006, through to his rise into the artist he is today. His latest album '1123' oozes soul and is worthy of his nominations.
Ella Mai - Best R&B Album (Ella Mai)
Raised in south west London, relative newcomer Ella Mai Howell burst onto the mainstream stage in 2018. Her breakthrough single "Boo'd Up", subsequently won a GRAMMY for Best R&B Song. A seemingly natural progression for the 25 year old is moving onto being nominated for Best Album with her self-titled album!
Koffee - Best Reggae Album (Rapture)
The 19-year-old singer Mikayla Simpson holds wisdom, talent and humble views in equal measure. Having already made a huge impact on the international stage only a few years into her career. An incredibily exciting prospect.
Tank And The Bangas - Best New Artist
Hailing from New Orleans, this incredible five-piece have a way of combing musical styles and making it their own. Led by Tank herself, the group landed in 2019 with their major label debut, Green Balloon on Verve Forecast...
Tyler, The Creator - Best Rap Album (Igor)
A symbolic character in the always evolving world of rap, Tyler's legacy is as large as his personality. Attracting a cult following over his career, the talented musician and rapper is able to convey complex emotions through music. "Igor" his sixth album is no different in this regard, a very worthy nominee!
Vicente García - Best Tropical Latin Album (Candela)
No stranger to the limelight having won three Latin Grammy's in 2016 for album A La Mar. This year, the Dominican-born singer-songwriter is nominated for "Candela",