Other Brazilian artists have also made history at the biggest music award
The 2023 Grammy takes place this Sunday, February 5, and Brazilian fans are supporting it Annita on his first appointment. Competing in the “Revelation Artist of the Year” category, the singer’s name ended up on the most commented subjects on Twitter, citing Anitta’s feat as “historic”.
However, it is important to note that before the success of the owner of the hit “Girl From Rio”, other Brazilians were also nominated for the highest musical award. That’s why we’ve separated them all so you can find out more about Brazilian history in the prize.
Laurindo de Almeida
In the late 1950s, already entering the 1960s, Laurindo de Almeida became the first Brazilian in history to compete and win a Grammy. At the time, he was in the running for the “Best Engineered Classical Album” award. In 1960 he was nominated again for “Best Instrumental Performance by a Soloist”, but this time he didn’t win the Golden Gramophone.
A year later, now in 1961, Laurindo returned to the shortlist in two categories – and won in both! Then taking the awards for “Best Instrumental Solo Performance without Orchestra” and “Best Chamber Music Performance”.
The first Brazilian woman to be nominated for a Grammy. Like Anitta, she competed for the “Revelation Artist” award. However, what she took home was “Best Female Pop Performance”, with the English version of “The Girl from Ipanema”.
In 1965, the singer competed for the prize for “Best Male Pop Performance” and “Album of the Year” – which guaranteed the artist a golden gramophone.
Also in 1965, Tom Jobim lost the “Revelation Artist” award to none other than the Beatles. However, luck came the following year, when he won the Grammy for “Best Latin Jazz Album”.
Ten years after Jobim’s victory, the pianist won the “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” award. The following year he ended up being nominated again, but this time as “Revelation Artist”. However, he didn’t win the award.
In 1976, Morris was nominated for the same award as Anitta, for “Revelation Artist”. However, he didn’t take home the golden gramophone.
Almost ten years later, Roberto Carlos was nominated for the “Best Mexican-American Performance” award, for his Spanish version of the song “O Concavo eo Convexo”. However, he only won the award in 1989, in the same category, which was now called “Best Latin Pop Performance”.
In 1993, the artist won the Golden Gramophone in the category “Best Global Music Album”.
The year was 1995 and Milton Nascimento was nominated for the “Best Global Music Album” category. Victory will come only in 1998, in the same category, but this time with the album “Nascimento”.
Like his fellow MPBs, Caetano won “Best Global Music Album”.
In 1999, Gilberto Gil won the Grammy for “Best Contemporary Global Music Album”. Another win would come in the same category in 2006. In fact, Gil has received five more nominations for the award: in 2002, 2008, 2009, 2016 and 2017.
The Brazilian maestro Alex Klein, from Porto Alegre, won in the category Best Solo Instrumental Performance (with Orchestra).
The singer received her nomination in the category “Best Global Song.
The Brazilian jazz musician has been nominated for the award seven times and won a Golden Gramophone in 2008, in the “Album of the Year” category.
In 2014, the samba and jazz group won the Grammy for “Best Latin Jazz Album”.
With two Grammys under her belt, the pianist won the award for “Best Latin Jazz Album” in 2016 and 2017.
Diego Figueiredo and Cyrille Aimee
They were nominated in 2020 in the category “Best Instrumental Arrangement with Vocal Accompaniment”.
Talma de Freitas
In the same year, Thalma received her nomination in the “Best Latin Jazz Album” category.
In her career, Bebel has been nominated three times in the “Best Global Contemporary Music Album” category. In addition, the artist also competed for the award of “Best Global Music Album, in 2020.
Finally, we cannot highlight another artist who is on the list of nominees for the Grammy 2023. The singer from Rio de Janeiro competes in the “Best Latin Jazz Album” category.
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