Best of Virginia 2016: Meet Virginia’s 2016 Grammy Award winners.
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Lamb of God.
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Lamb of God.
Virginia artists and performers won big at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last February, including Richmond-born R&B artist D’Angelo, whose long-awaited release Black Messiah won Best R&B Album. Here are Virginia’s other nominees and winners:
Chris Brown, born in Tappahannock, was nominated for Best Rap Collaboration, for his contribution to Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” also featuring Drake and Lil Wayne.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard was nominated for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song for “Really Love,” winning the latter award.
Artists-in-residence at University of Richmond, Eighth Blackbird won for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.
Richmond-based metal band Lamb of God was nominated for Best Metal Performance.
Nominated for Best Music Video, Virginia Beach-born Pharrell Williams won Best Rap Song for “Alright,” performed by Kendrick Lamar.
McClure native Ralph Stanley’s Man of Constant Sorrow was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.
Below, click through the gallery for a playlist of Virginia's Grammy winners.
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D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love"
"Really Love," by D'Angelo and the Vanguard, from Black Messiah.
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Lamb of God, "Overlord"
"Overlord," from VII: Sturm Und Drang.
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Eighth Blackbird, "Doublespeak"
"Doublespeak," from Filament.
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Kendrick Lamar, "Alright."
The music video for "Alright," written by Pharrell Williams and performed by Kendrick Lamar, from the album To Pimp a Butterfly.
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Nicki Minaj, "Only" ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown
Nicki Minaj, "Only" ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
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Ralph Stanley, "Man of Constant Sorrow"
Ralph Stanley, "Man of Constant Sorrow" from Live in Japan.