Some handful of months in the past, I wrote about how Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift‘ was the most significant spotlight on African songs still, and with Grammy nominations out, numerous are celebrating Africa’s participation on the album which is up for the Greatest Pop Vocal Album nod.
This class of the Grammy Awards was rebranded as ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ in 2001. According to the class description manual for the Awards, the award is introduced to artists that carry out “albums containing at minimum 51% playing time of recently recorded pop vocal tracks.”
Whilst the Beyonce-curated ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ characteristics new tunes done by multiple artists together with African stars Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Salatiel, Tiwa Savage, Busiswa, and Moonchild Sanelly (with and with out Beyonce), Beyonce is the 1 with the nomination in her identify. So if the album wins the Grammy in 2020, it will go to Beyonce.
This category is not to be perplexed with the Album of The 12 months category. Album of the Calendar year is awarded for a complete album, and the award is presented to the artist, producer, recording engineer, and mastering engineer for that album.
So what would the African artists and producers who worked on ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ get from Grammy? They may well obtain a GRAMMY Certification of Participation whether Beyonce wins the award or not.
The Recording Academy offers tailored participation certificates which realize any one who was creatively or professionally concerned in a GRAMMY-successful or GRAMMY-nominated recording.
Musicians, composers, publishers, studios, and labels may well apply for a participation certificate with evidence of participation in a GRAMMY-profitable or GRAMMY-nominated document. Certificates are 8.5″ x 11″ with personalized information and facts. Certificates are printed on major, ivory stock, embossed with the official Recording Academy defend in gold foil. Certificates are transported unframed with a protecting folder.
The issuing of participation certificates currently shut and will reopen February 11th, 2020.