Hiatus Kaiyote

Grammy Nominated 2016: Hiatus Kaiyote

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In 2015 Grown Folks Music had the pleasure of checking out Hiatus Kaiyote's live show and speaking with guitarist Paul Bender about the group's second album, Choose Your Weapon. Hiatus Kaiyote is nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Performance category. Congrats Hiatus Kaiyote!

Watch the video for the Grammy-nominated Breathing Underwater.


Kendrick Lamar

Grammy Nominated 2016: Kendrick Lamar

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For a lot of the Grown Folks, Kendrick Lamar is one of the young rappers we can embrace wholeheartedly. He is nice with his flow and story telling and he has combined those with musicianship on his album To Pimp A Butterfly. Kendrick Lamar leads the 58th Grammy Awards nomination list with a total of 11, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Album. Congrats Kendrick Lamar. Watch the video for "These Walls", which is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.


Grammy Nominated 2016: Andra Day

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New artist Andra Day released her debut album, Cheers To The Fall in 2015 and rounded out the year singing "Someday At Christmas" with Stevie Wonder. We'd say it was good year. She is nominated for two Grammy Awards this year-- Best R&B Performance for "Rise Up" and Best R&B Album for Cheers To The Fall. Congratulations Andra!

Listen to "Rise Up"


Chris Stapleton

Grammy Nominated 2016: Chris Stapleton

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We are ashamed to say that we didn't know about Chris Stapleton until he and Justin Timberlake SHUT DOWN the Country Music Awards. Turns out he's been doing his thing for a while now as a writer and his songs have appeared on the albums of a lot of big-name artists. We absolutely dig his more traditional, soulful country style and all we have to offer is a pitiful, "Better late than never," excuse regarding our ignorance. Chris Stapleton is nominated for four Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.

Congrats Chris Stapleton! Listen to the nominated title track, "Traveller".


Charlie Wilson Forever Charlie

Grammy Nominated 2016: Charlie Wilson

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The saying, "The rest of your life will the best of your life," absolutely applies to the life and career of "Uncle" Charlie Wilson. In his "second act" as a solo performer, Charlie Wilson is showing no signs of slowing down and he is respected, beloved and certainly celebrated as he is nominated for Grammy Awards yet again this year in the Best R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance categories. Long Live Uncle Charlie!

Watch the video for "My Favorite Part Of You".


The Internet

Grammy Nominated 2016: The Internet

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Growns, in 2015 we let y'all know about a dope young group we think you should get into called The Internet. In fact we might have put y'all up on game even earlier in one of our Kouffe Lounge playlists. The Internet is nominated in the Best Contemporary Urban Album category this year for Ego Death, which we HIGHLY recommend you check out.

Check out the video for "Girl" feat. KAYTRANADA


Tori Kelly

Grammy Nominated 2016: Tori Kelly

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Tori Kelly's star rose with lightning speed with the release of her debut album Unbreakable Smile and her impressive appearances on the BET and VMA Awards, and now she is nominated for Best New Artist at this year at the Grammy Awards. Grown Folks Music is proud to say this young lady captured our attention and affection a long time ago with her performance videos on YouTube. We've even featured one of them here. Congratulations Tori!


Tyrese Gibson

Grammy Nominated 2016: Tyrese Gibson

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Tyrese Gibson had a huge year in 2015 with his number-one album Black Rose, and hit single "Shame". "Shame" is nominated for two Grammy Awards in the Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song categories. Congratulations Tyrese.

Listen to "Shame"


Tamar Braxton

Grammy Nominated 2016: Tamar Braxton

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Ms. Tamar Braxton is solidifying her position as an artist in this industry. "If I Don't Have You", from her current album Calling All Lovers, is nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Performance category. Congratulations Tamar.

Listen to "If I Don't Have You"


Brian Courtney Wilson Worth Fighting For LP

Grammy Nominated 2016: Brian Courtney Wilson

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Grown Folks Music spoke with Brian Courtney Wilson shortly before the release his album Worth Fighting For in early 2015. Watch the interview below. Since that time, Brian Courtney Wilson has won a Dove Award for the album and now the title track is nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Gospel Performance/Song. Congratulations Brian!

Listen to "Worth Fighting For"