Black Music Appreciation Month

Black Music Appreciation Month

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Black Music Appreciation Month
  • NoMBe

    As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs at Home, the GRAMMY Museum’s Schyler O’Neal talks with German-born, Los Angeles and Hawaii-based singer, songwriter, and producer NoMBe about the making of his sophomore album, CHROMATOPIA. Noah McBeth — under the moniker NoMBe —has established his place as...

  • Shungudzo

    You’ve heard the words of Shungudzo, even if you think you haven’t. The prolific musician has written hit songs for the likes of Little Mix, Jessie Ware, and Oliver Heldens, but it’s time to get to know who Shungudzo really is behind her artfully crafted songs for other musicians. The artist and ...

  • Billy Porter

    The GRAMMY Museum was thrilled to welcome Tony- and GRAMMY-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright, and director Billy Porter May 15, 2017 for a conversation discussing his storied career, followed by a performance. As a recording artist, Porter's solo albums include his 1997 debut, Untitled ...

  • Bill Withers

    During his more-than-four-decade long career, Bill Withers penned some of the most memorable songs of all time, including Lean on Me, Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day, and in the process became an authentic American musical icon. On November 17, 2011, Songwriters Hall of ...

  • Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture

    On September 20, 2018, in conjunction with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s exhibit Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed Jermaine Dupri and several special guests for a conversation celebrating the new exhibit and the 25th anniversary of the icon...

  • Celeste & Daniel Pemberton

    As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs at Home series, Moderator Scott Goldman talks with Celeste & Daniel Pemberton about the making of the original song “Hear My Voice” for the Netflix film, The Trial of the Chicago 7. The song is performed by Celeste (whose debut album, Not Your Muse, is avai...

  • Branford Marsalis

    As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs at Home series, Moderator Scott Goldman talks with Branford Marsalis about composing the original score for the Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In the film, tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Ch...

  • All Eyez on Me: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Tupac Shakur

    On February 2, 2015, the GRAMMY Museum will open its latest exhibit, All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur which will explore the prolific rapper’s lyrical genius and celebrate Shakur’s legacy as a magnetic performer, charismatic actor, heartfelt poet and outspoken social activist. The ex...

  • Art Kane: Harlem 1958

    n 1958, photographer Art Kane took one of the most iconic photos in jazz history. Gathering 58 of New York City’s jazz musicians together for a group photo, the image features jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mu...

  • The O'Jays

    On August 29, 2019, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed The O’Jays for an intimate conversation reflecting on the group’s extensive music career and the release of their new album, The Last Word. With over 50 years of touring and some of music’s most beloved hits under their belt, The O’Jays remain one of...

  • Robert Randolph

    Ahead of the release of his album Brighter Days, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed Robert Randolph on August 7, 2019 for an intimate conversation. Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of their debut album, Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The band followed wit...

  • Celebrating John Lee Hooker: King Of The Boogie

    In conjunction with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s special exhibit, John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie, the Museum welcomed Diane Roan-Hooker and Zakiya Hooker, daughters of the legendary blues artist John Lee Hooker, for an intimate conversation. The conversation was followed by a special p...

  • Claudette Robinson

    On May 13, 2016, in conjunction with the opening of the GRAMMY Museum's exhibit, Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Miracles, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed the "First Lady of Motown" Claudette Robinson and fellow founding member of The Miracles, Warren "Pete" Moore, to the Clive Davis Theater for an...

  • 24KGoldn

    Columbia Records/RECORDS recording artist and the Bay Area’s own 24kGoldn broke into the scene late 2019 with his Platinum debut single, “Valentino”. Led by an initial burst on TikTok and surpassing 400 million total global audio streams, the 19-year-old showed the world his sound was for every f...

  • Smokey Robinson

    Music legend Smokey Robinson visited the GRAMMY Museum on August 24, 2009 to discuss his extraordinary career, legendary Motown work, and original songwriting. A singer, songwriter, and record producer, Robinson helped define the “Motown sound” as the founder and frontman of the iconic Motown Re...

  • Ms. Mary Wilson

    The GRAMMY Museum welcomed Ms. Mary Wilson, a founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Supremes, on June 24, 2015. Ms. Wilson co-founded what became one of the most successful American singing groups of the ’60s with original members Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, originally calling...

  • Andra Day

    With a vintage flair and voice for the ages, Andra Day has perfected her "retro-pop-soul" sound. Day visited the GRAMMY Museum in 2015 to celebrate and discuss her debut album, Cheers To The Fall, a candid 13-song tale about "truth, fearlessness, vulnerability, forgiveness and love." Her allurin...

  • Leon Bridges

    On September 10, 2018, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges to the Museum for an intimate conversation. In 2015, Bridges’ first album, Coming Home, surprised the music industry by debuting at Number 5 on the Billboard Top 200. In a span of just three years, ...

  • Polo G

    Polo G is a 21-year-old Columbia Records rapper and recording artist from Chicago. Aptly named Polo G after his favorite lifestyle brand, Polo by Ralph Lauren, and his slain friend Gucci, Polo G is determined to leave his mark on the hip-hop community. He released his debut album Die A Legend to ...

  • Labrinth

    Labrinth is a chart-topping, multiplatinum-selling artist and producer pegged to his evocative work on the hit HBO show Euphoria. Labrinth received his first Emmy nominations for the show in the categories of Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore) and won the Emmy for Ou...

  • Thelma Houston

    On January 17, 2019, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY-winning R&B artist Thelma Houston to the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation. Perhaps best known for her number one international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston shares her inspirational journey that chroni...

  • Blind Boys of Alabama

    The Blind Boys of Alabama visited the GRAMMY Museum on September 28, 2011. More than 70 years since first forming in 1939, the Blind Boys of Alabama have managed to achieve global, living-legend status in the world of music. Honored by both the GRAMMYs and The National Endowment for the Arts with...