Contemporary music is one industry with a distinctive touch of Black. The five black musicians who broke Grammy Awards records recognized in this article are evidence of this.
Yes, the white Taylor Swifts and Adelles have swept the board at the music award shows, but our Black brethren haven’t done badly either.
What you may not know is that some of the most eminent Grammy Awards records were broken by Black musicians. Since its inception in 1959, African-American artists – also cutting across producers – have set marks of musical excellence at the Grammy Awards.
Let me tell you five black musicians that broke remarkable Grammy Award records.
Of course, you have the right to take me to court if Michael Jackson doesn’t top this list.
Arguably the finest Black musician to grace the 20th century, the King of Pop ate Grammy Awards for breakfast!
Michael Jackson cemented his legacy in Grammy history by becoming the first artist to pack home eight Grammy awards in one night. This was at the 26th Grammy Awards night in 1984.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was literally a thriller.
The world watched with fascination as the Thriller album broke one record after another, collecting 12 nominations in one Grammy night.