I was recently interviewed by The Fader for an article on the GRAMMY's Best Urban Contemporary Album category. I played a part in the creation of this category in 2012 and had the honor of working with several people I truly respect in doing so. In the inaugural year, the first award given out in this category went to Frank Ocean for his album "Channel Orange". The category was created to give artists, who's music may contain other elements that may not be considered traditional R&B, a place to enter their music.
Make sure to tune in on Sunday February 8th and watch Jhené Aiko, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Mali Music and Pharrell Williams vie for the award in this category at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards being broadcast on CBS.