Praised by Pitchfork as “the West Coast’s premier melodic storyteller,” Compton-based MC Roddy Ricch collected 6 nominations during the 63rd GRAMMY® Awards, including Record of the Year (“Rockstar” by DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch), Song of the Year (“The Box”), and Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for both “Rockstar” and “The Box.” After performing at the 2020 BET Awards, Ricch came home as the winner of Best New Artist and Album of the Year while also winning Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the 2020 American Music Awards.
His major label debut album, PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL, made an explosive chart debut upon its December 2019 release, arriving at #1 on Billboard 200 while also topping the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums. Roddy dominated the charts on all fronts as he maintained both the #1 song and #1 album in the country for three nonconsecutive weeks. His breakout single “The Box” is 7x certified platinum with over 1 billion US streams to date. The single ruled at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks and made a mark on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop
Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. Ricch scored a second #1 song on the charts with his feature on DaBaby’s hit single “Rockstar,” replacing himself as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
With her major label debut album, in defense of my own happiness, JOY OLADOKUN is forging her own path, sharing the unique perspective she’s gained from living in today’s world as a black, queer woman and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. Born in Arizona and now living in Nashville, her musical exploration began at age ten when she was inspired to learn guitar after seeing a video of Tracy Chapman — the first time she’d ever seen a black woman play the instrument. The new record, which features collaborations with Maren Morris, Jensen McRae and Penny & Sparrow, has been named one of the “Best Albums of 2021 So Far” by Variety and Rolling Stone, who proclaims, “a serious talent with a kind of low-key, casual ease…she’s always seeking out the light to point the way, making for one of the year’s most uplifting listens.” Additionally, NPR Music declares, “She has a remarkable ability to distill how forces at work in the world…she can make even social and political protest feel like an intimate, warmly human act.”
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