In a televised message to all viewers of the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, Harvey Mason jr., the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of The Recording Academy, cuts to the essence of the role music plays in our lives. He then segues into why it’s important for The Recording Academy to listen harder to marginalized voices in the music community and create a more just creative world for all. Watch Mason jr.’s heartening dispatch from the 63rd GRAMMY Awards here.
In the latest heartwarming episode of GRAMMY.com's annual Meet The First-Time GRAMMY Nominee series, K-pop superstars BTS share their excitement for their Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination and "overflowing gratitude" for their fans. The group tells us where they were when they found out, how they reacted at the moment and who were the first people they called.
There are many prestigious honors every year at the GRAMMY Awards, but Best New Artist carries a patina all its own. For artists from Carrie Underwood to Mariah Carey to Chance the Rapper, it was a feather in their cap when their name was called from the stage. In the latest episode of GRAMMY Flashback, take a one-minute tour throughout GRAMMY history as a litany of musical heroes rise to their feet and accept the honor of Best New Artist. Tune into the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show this Sunday, March 14 to find out who the next Best New Artist will be!
We caught up with rapper Polo G to talk about his latest album 'THE GOAT,' what success means to him and how the city of Chicago influences his music and his lyrics. The 2020 XXL Freshman Class member also names some of his favorite up-and-coming rappers, who influenced him growing up and the moment he knew he wanted to be a rapper in the latest edition of GRAMMY.com's Up Close & Personal.
Powered by the Recording Academy and Color Of Change, key industry leaders speak about best practices and strategic ways to drive long-term, systemic change within the music community. Topics discussed include––shifting culture, amplifying voices, the state of inclusion at the Recording Academy, D&I Officers in music, leadership in action, building together, harnessing power, driving change, and more.