Black Music Collective

GRAMMYs

The Black Music Collective is an advisory group of music industry leaders who will speak openly about new and emerging opportunities in Black music and identify ways to drive Black representation. It is a hub for power players in Black music, across all genres, all under the GRAMMY roof, bringing together creators and business leaders to set unified goals, align on a shared agenda and build community. 

The Black Music Collective is comprised of two highly esteemed groups: The Honorary Chairs and Leadership Council. The Honorary Chairs and Leadership Council will partner to drive impact and lasting change at the Recording Academy and in the industry at-large. Their leadership and dedication to the advancement of Black music is invaluable to the success of the BMC.


 

BMC HONORARY CHAIRS

 
 

Debra Lee

Jeff Harleston

Jimmy Jam

John Legend

Quincy Jones

Sylvia Rhone


 

BMC LEADERSHIP

 
 

Riggs Morales

Chair

Jeriel Johnson

Executive Sponsor

 

 

BMC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

 
 

Aloe Blacc

Binta Brown

Boi-1da

Brianna Agyemang

Catherine Brewton

D-Nice

Heather Lowery

H.E.R.

Jamila Thomas

MixedByAli

No-ID

Om'Mas Keith

Phylicia Fant

Rashad Robinson

Rico Love

Ryan Press

Steve Pamon

Tayla Parx

Terri Lyne Carrington

Tuma Basa

Tunde Balogun

Yolanda Adams

 

 

2021 BMC AMBASSADORS

ATLANTA

Ashaunna Ayars

Bryan Michael Cox

Chaka Zulu

Coach K.

Isaac Hayes III

Jermaine Dupri

Kei Henderson

Lecrae Moore

Malita Rice

Mikael Moore

Monica

Prophet

Shanti Das

CHICAGO

J. Ivy

Matt Hennessy

Royce da 5’9”

FLORIDA

Leslie Grace

Teedra Moses

LOS ANGELES

Anthony Selah

Anderson .Paak

Caron Veazey

Damien Smith

J Valentine

John Monopoly

Kawan Prather

Lalah Hathaway

Ledisi

MAJOR.

Mjeema Pickett

Nicole Wyskoarko

Shawn Holiday

Walter Jones

MEMPHIS

AJ Haynes

Gebre Waddell

Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell

PJ Morton

Tarriona “Tank” Ball

Tonina Saputo

NASHVILLE

Anthony Hamilton

Jimmie Allen

Lenesha Randolph

Mickey Guyton

Phil Thornton

Rapsody

NEW YORK

David “Swagg” Harris

Ebonie Smith

Jeff Robinson

Jessie Montgomery

Joey Harris

José James

Leslie Odom Jr.

Nikisha Bailey

Torae Carr

PHILADELPHIA

Adam Blackstone

Brandon Pankey

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Dyana Williams

Estelle

Helen Bruner

Ivan Barias

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Aaron Nigel Smith

Anita “Lady A” White

Déja Fitzgerald

SAN FRANCISCO

Cava Menzies

Kev Choice

Larry Batiste

Nikki Swarn

Nona Brown

Shawn Thwaites

TEXAS

Bernard “Bun B” Freeman

Brian Courtney Wilson

Gary Clark Jr.

Kam Franklin

LaNell Grant

Larry “S1” Griffin

Paul Wall

WASHINGTON D.C.

Andre Hopson

Angela Byrd

Chelsey Green

Dom Flemons

Kokayi

Maimouna Youssef

Pierce Freelon

Sean Glover

Simone Eccleston