ROBERT GLASPER WINS GRAMMY FOR BEST R&B SONG
LISTEN TO BETTER THAN I IMAGINED
FEATURING H.E.R. AND MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO
Toronto, ON – March 15, 2021 – Multi-Grammy-winning pianist and producer, Robert Glasper, has received another award for Best R&B Song. After securing two nominations for his 2019 surprise-release mixtape, F*ck Yo Feelings (Loma Vista Recordings), and 2020 symbolic hymn, Better Than I Imagined, featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello, Glasper continues to affirm his legacy in music after nearly two decades of continuously breaking the mold. The song was also remixed by Best New Artist nominee, Kaytranada. Listen here. With an impressive nine nominations in total and three previous wins, this win is in welcome company. This week Robert performed FYF single, This Changes Everything with artist Denzel Curry for Grammy.com - watch here.
Glasper previewed his highly anticipated upcoming album, Black Radio 3, last fall with the first track, Better Than I Imagined, an ode to Black love that features two of the most powerful female voices in contemporary music. Glasper explained the bigger message behind the song, "No one wants a life without love, but we have generations of people in our community who haven't had the tools to actually be in healthy relationships. It seems like people are finally ready to open their eyes to systemic racism in this country, and if we're going to talk about it, we have to also talk about how it affects our relationships."
F*ck Yo Feelings set a new precedent when it was released alongside Glasper’s now legendary residency at New York’s Blue Note. The FYF mixtape is the result of a two-day session in which Glasper invited musicians and friends to stop by the studio and organically create together, the final result being this mixtape which sonically documents the lost art of improv and on the spot collaborations that can only come from authentic relationships and true artistry. Glasper's sound can hardly be defined but is built on his unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul. Fuck Yo Feelings is an inspired update in that lineage, blending the personalities of himself and his collaborators that include a top-tier range of standout artists across different scenes that only Glasper could put in the same room: Yasiin Bey, Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, YBN Cordae, Terrace Martin, Baby Rose, Bilal, Buddy, Denzel Curry, Mick Jenkins, SiR, Rapsody and more. The mixtape marked the first time Glasper reunited and recorded with Chris Dave (featured in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Drummers of all Time) and Derrick Hodge (bass) in nearly ten years since 2012's Black Radio, Glasper's unanimously celebrated album that took home the Grammy Award for Best R&B album in 2013.
Commended as one of the most respected and talented artists of his time, the past year cemented Glasper’s lasting legacy in music history and beyond. Congratulations to Robert Glasper on his Grammy win!
Listen to Better Than I Imagined featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello Kaytranada Remix here
Listen to Better Than I Imagined featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello and watch the official video here