Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & R. Kelly Up For Multiple Grammy’s

Andrew Barber

Alight, it’s WTT week, so I’m mailing this post in. Regardless, Chicago is holding it down at this years Grammy’s. Better, more in-depth coverage coming tomorrow.

SunTimes

Chicago-based artists reflected lots of Grammy glory.

Along with Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, who head­ed up the rap categories, R. Kelly received two nods for best R&B album and traditional R&B performance.

Kurt Elling was honored in the jazz vocal album category for “The Gate,” while Wilco was tapped for rock album for “The Whole Love.”

In the classical music field, Chicago indie label Cedille racked up four nominations for the disc “Mackey: Lonely Motel — Music From Slide” featuring local chamber group eighth blackbird (for engineering, production, small ensemble performance and contemporary composition). Pianist and Northwestern faculty member Ursula Oppens was honored in the classical instrumental solo category for “Winging It — Piano Music of John Corigliano” on Cedille.

Lyric Opera’s Andrew Davis was nominated for orchestral performance for Bowen’s Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, recorded with the BBC Philharmonic.

 

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  • Michael Kolar

    You missed two;

    45. Best Blues Album

    Marcia Ball
    [Alligator Records]

    Alligator Records have been in Chicago 40 years!

    60. Best Recording Package

    Watch The Throne

    Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
    [Def Jam]

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