Kaytranada made history as he won his first and second Grammy awards. His second LP, ‘Bubba’, which was released in December 2019, was awarded the Best Dance/Electronic album and the album’s lead single ‘10%’ feat. Kali Uchis won the Best Dance Recording. He was also nominated for Best New Artist which was awarded to Megan Thee Stallion.
Kaytranada, (real name: Kevin Celestin), is the first black artist to win best dance album in the Grammy Awards’ history. The Haitian-Canadian DJ and record producer talks about the album, as he says, “It’s a project that I made from the bottom of my heart,” taking inspiration from black and queer DJs who revolutionized house and techno music.
“This is crazy. This is insane. I’m taking this one back to Montreal”Kaytranada, in his Grammy Awards acceptance speech
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards were held Sunday night (15th March) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In compliance with the pandemic regulations, there was no live audience present for the ceremony, other than a select number of performers and nominees. You can watch Kaytranada’s acceptance speech for the two awards below.
You can listen to his album ‘Bubba’ and the lead single ‘10%’ below.
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