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Grammy Awards Receive Recognition in Song “Super Winner” by RahTwoFive, and Thanks from the Artist for Bringing Diversity
The Recording Academy™ has reaffirmed its commitment to music creators across all facets of our industry.”
— Neil Portnow; Recording Academy™ President and CEO
MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 24, 2018 — The Grammy Awards® have received recognition in one of rap and hip hop’s most feel-good new songs; “Super Winner” by artist RahTwoFive. The artist further thanked The Recording Academy™ today on their support of inclusion and diversity.
Born and raised in the United States, RahTwoFive started his creative arts career as a fashion designer, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Influenced by a diverse array of artists, from Kayne West and Drake to Michael Jackson, RahTwoFive went on to work with Detroit internet star and Kid’s Choice Award Winner Jay Hilfigerrr, releasing their hot new song and video titled “Fire.” With his song “Super Winner,” RahTwoFive memorializes the importance of the Grammys® not only to him, but to the music industry at large.
Having announced this year’s Grammy® nominees for 2018, The Recording Academy™ will celebrate for the first time, eight nominees in each of the General Field categories including: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards® will be presented by The Recording Academy™ on Sunday, February 10th, 2019, live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, and on TV on CBS from 8:00–11:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:00-10:30 p.m. Central, and 5:00–8:30 p.m. Pacific.
Recording Academy™ President and CEO Neil Portnow states, “Reflection, reevaluation, and implementation have been the driving forces at the Recording Academy over the past year. From convening our Task Force On Diversity & Inclusion, and launching our new community-driven membership model, to increasing the number of nominees in the General Field, and to playing a leadership role in the successful passage of the landmark Music Modernization Act, the Recording Academy™ has reaffirmed its commitment to music creators across all facets of our industry.”
With his Indian and American roots, RahTwoFive thanks The Recording Academy™ for their continued legacy of excellence in music, and expansion in the areas of diversity. RahTwoFive’s multi-cultural ties are dynamically exemplified in the ethnic mix of his sound; seamlessly blending genres of pop, rap, hip-hop, jazz, world-beat, and R&B, among more. Working with many of his genres’ artists and producers at the top of their game, RahTwoFive’s recent single “Super Winner” is an anthem to success, and doing the right thing. The unforgettable rap song’s shout out to the Grammys® is as memorable as it is fitting for such a time in the evolution of music’s greatest awards show.
Recording Academy President and CEO Mr. Portnow states, “It’s our awards process that has taken a front seat during this evolutionary period to ensure the Grammy Awards® reflect the ever-changing needs of the creative community. We are proud of this year’s nominations results and congratulate all of the talented and deserving nominees.”
RahTwoFive states of the show; “I want to congratulate every artist on their nomination so far. There is nothing bigger than The Grammys®, and no better award show in music. It is a great honor for anyone to be a part of.”
The following is a partial sampling of nominations from the Grammy® Awards’ 30 Fields and 84 categories.
Record Of The Year:
“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Album Of The Year:
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists)
Song Of The Year:
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
“In My Blood” — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
“The Middle” — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
“This Is America” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Best New Artist:
Chloe x Halle
Greta Van Fleet
Best Rap Album:
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
Swimming — Mac Miller
Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
Daytona — Pusha T
Astroworld — Travis Scott
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.
Check out the official music video of the song “Super Winner” by RahTwoFive here below.
Press / Media / Booking for RahTwoFive, contact the publicity department at (+1-310-226-7176)
[Work cited; The Recording Academy™ official press release, RahTwoFive, Hollywood Sentinel]
RahTwoFive: Super Winner, Official Video