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Black Coffee’s Dance/Electronic Album Grammy Win

At the 2022 Grammys, Black Coffee won his first-ever Grammy award for best dance/electronic album category, with his 2021 LP, Subconsciously.

The first time a South African producer has won or been nominated in this category, the respected deejay/producer/artist took the stage in a sharp white suit and said , “I want to thank God for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world and heal some souls.”

Accompanied on stage by his first-born son, Esona, in his acceptance speech, the artist born Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo thanked his album collaborators Pharrell and David Guetta, who Black Coffee said “believed in working with a smaller artist like myself and trusting me and trusting my ear.”

In a recent Billboard interview, Black Coffee stated: “While I was working on this album, it was so important for me to make it accessible to as many people as possible.” “The album challenges many sounds and styles, all while staying true to my roots. I wanted to make an album that could be listened to not only in the car or in the club, but while you’re cleaning your house, going through a hard time and everything in between. It breaks boundaries, and I think that’s where the appeal ultimately lies.”

Black Coffee was one of the night’s two winners in the best dance/electronic categories, with RÜFÜS DU SOL taking home the award for best dance/electronic recording for their track “Alive.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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