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Esperanza Spalding wins Best New Artist at the Grammys!

John Shearer

From some of my older posts on NaturalChica.com, there is no question about me being a HUGE fan of the ridiculously talented Esperanza Spalding! I had the chance to tune in to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards and literally held my breath as they announced the winner for Best New Artist- a category that Esperanza was nominated for along with more mainstream, popular artists like Drake and Justin Beiber.

When they finally read the winner’s name and it was Esperanza..my excitement went through the roof! Esperanza has been heavy on the jazz scene (one of my favorite genres of musics) for several years now and it’s so great to see that she’s getting the honor and distinction she deserves! I loved her latest album (Chamber Music Society) and can’t wait till the follow-up album, Radio Music Society is released! To keep up with all things Esperanza Spalding, be sure to join her Facebook Fan Page and official website.

I can’t leave out the fact that she looked stunning at the awards ceremony, with a simple but fab upswept natural hair do when she accepted her award, which was then later styled into a fro near the end of the ceremony!

Keep up the great work Esperanza!!

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  • L.Ash February 15, 2011, 4:31 pm


  • MeMyFroAndI February 15, 2011, 4:45 pm

    LOVE HER!!!

  • Tamara February 15, 2011, 4:58 pm

    She looked stunning! Congrats to her!

  • Amma Mama February 15, 2011, 11:12 pm

    I first discovered Esperanza on your blog and since then I have been listening to her! That was more than a year ago! :-)

  • Ludny February 16, 2011, 12:03 am

    it’s your blog that introduced me to her and her music. Thanks for that! And I too was excited that she won. She is soooooo talented :D

  • Tonya February 16, 2011, 7:16 am

    Esperanza is absolutely fabulous! Love her style and that dress is too gorgeous.

  • Roschelle February 16, 2011, 12:52 pm

    she is fabulous :)

  • Bethany McGowan February 16, 2011, 1:47 pm

    I was happy to see that she had been nominated, and when she won…OMG. It was super exciting for me (my BF likes Drake and thought I was crazy!). But Ms. Spalding is so talented and turned me on to the whole jazz scene about a year ago. I love her work and her hair is AMAZING!

  • Kinshasha February 16, 2011, 5:36 pm

    the decision was a no brainer! when President Obama chose her of all artists to play for him at his Nobel Prize Ceremony, I knew she was well on her way!!

  • Kimberly February 17, 2011, 12:49 pm

    It is so nice to see real talent win an award once in a while! Love love love her!

  • Ouidad Blog February 22, 2011, 1:41 pm

    I LOVE her curls! What a beauty!

    Katie for Ouidad

  • Archie Beatz March 1, 2011, 1:47 am

    I was so happy when i saw she won. It’s good to see real music and musicians are getting the respect and awards they rightfully deserve. With me being a new member of the Grammy Recording Academy and soon to be voting, i will make sure artist like Esperanza Spalding that works hard, gets what rightfully theirs :)

  • Dalila March 3, 2011, 1:24 pm

    Not sure what you’ll be doing in June, but Esperanza Spaulding is going to be at the Roots Picnic in Philly on June 4th.

    There’s supposed to be other artists there as well. Figured you might be interested in attending if you can. :)

    Love your videos! You’re truly inspiring! :)

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