World News – USA – Pop Smoke and John Prine among the posthumous 2021 GRAMMY nominees

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Two of the aspiring rap stars, Pop Smoke and Nipsey Hussle, clearly made an impact on the Recording Academy and were posthumously nominated for the 63rd. annual GRAMMY Awards. Music legends Leonard Cohen, Toots Hibbert and John Prine were also recognized after their deaths that year.

Born in Bashar Barakah Jackson, Pop Smoke was shot dead in a home invasion in February. He was 20 years old.

After his death, Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records released his debut studio album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, which topped the charts and earned the rapper a nomination for best rap performance for the title « Dior ». « Share a category with the late Nipsey.

Los Angeles-born rapper Ermias Joseph Asghedom is up for his fourth posthumous GRAMMY award after being shot dead in March 2019 at the age of 33. His Big Sean collaboration « Deep Reverence » is recognized in « Best Rap Performance ». (Nipsey was nominated three times in 2020 and won two of the awards posthumously. )

Outside of rap, Cohen, Hibbert and Prine were recognized in their respective genres. Prine, who died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73, is nominated for « Best American Roots Performance » and « Best American Roots Song » for his single, « I Remember Everything. ». « 

Cohen is for Best Folk Album for Thanks for the Dance, its 15th. and last studio album released three years after his death, and Hibbert, the singer of Toots & the Maytals, for best reggae album because I have to be tough. (Hibbert died in September. He was 77 years old. )

The 63. The annual GRAMMY Awards are held on Sunday January. 31, 2021 and broadcast live on CBS.

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World News – USA – Pop Smoke and John Prine among the posthumous 2021 GRAMMY nominees

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