ROBERT GLASPER RECEIVES TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
NOMINATIONS FOR BEST R&B SONG AND
BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE BETTER THAN I IMAGINED
FEATURING H.E.R. & MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO
AND F*CK YO FEELINGS MIXTAPE
Toronto, ON – November 25, 2020 – Grammy-winning pianist and producer, Robert Glasper, has been nominated today for two GRAMMY Awards! The nominations are for Glasper’s new single, Better Than I Imagined, featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello (Best R&B Song) and 2019’s F*ck Yo Feelings mixtape (Best Progressive R&B Album).
The nominations should come as no surprise, with 7 previous nominations and 3 wins, Glasper has cemented his legacy in music after nearly two decades of breaking the mold. Glapser previewed his upcoming 2021 album, Black Radio 3, with Better Than I Imagined, an ode to Black love that features two of the most powerful female voices in contemporary music. Glapser explained the meaning behind the song, "No one wants a life without love, but we have generations of people in our community who haven't had the tools to actually be in healthy relationships. It seems like people are finally ready to open their eyes to systemic racism in this country, and if we're going to talk about it, we have to also talk about how it affects our relationships."
Glasper also received a nomination for his 2019 surprise-release mixtape, F*ck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista Recordings), which came in advance of his unprecedented and now legendary residency at New York’s Blue Note. Fuck Yo Feelings is the result of a 2-day session in which Glasper invited musician friends to stop by the studio and organically create together, the final result being this mixtape which sonically documents the lost art of improv and on the spot collaborations that can only come from authentic relationships and true artistry. Glasper's sound can hardly be defined but is built on his unique blend of jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul. Fuck Yo Feelings is an inspired update in that lineage, blending the personalities of himself and his collaborators that include a top-tier range of standout artists across different scenes that only Glasper could put in the same room – Yasiin Bey, Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, YBN Cordae, Terrace Martin, Baby Rose, Bilal, Buddy, Denzel Curry, Mick Jenicks, SiR, Rapsody and more. The mixtape marked the first time Glasper reunited and recorded with Chris Dave (featured in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Drummers of all Time") and Derrick Hodge (bass) in nearly ten years since 2012's Black Radio, Glasper's unanimously celebrated album that took home the Grammy Award for Best R&B album in 2013.
These nominations are clearly the result of Glasper’s lasting legacy and unquestionable dedication to his craft, commended as one of the most respected and talented artists of his time. 2020 has been an impressive highlight year in Glasper’s career and an exciting prelude for what’s to come.
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