International Women's Day Spotlight: Celia Cruz



On Saturday, March 8th, the world will celebrate International Women's Day. We've decided to start celebrating a little early! This week we are highlighting women who spent their lives sharing their talents and gifts with the world. Our first spotlight is on the awesome cantante Celia Cruz.

 

 

Watch the video below to learn about the musical contributions of this awesome woman.

 


Here is one of our favorite songs by Celia Cruz. Enjoy!

 

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And the Nominees Are...Your Grammys Playlist


Yesterday the Grammy Award nominations were announced and Twitter erupted with well wishes for the favorite musicians of the Twitterverse.  So many articles were published about the most celebrated nominees that it was a little difficult to find the full list of nominations. But I found it!

I couldn’t imagine a world without music; and there isn’t a day when music isn’t heard throughout my queendom; so I’m always excited to see which of my favorite artists make the list, and/or which songs on the list are on my playlists.

I love most genres of music so I was surprised to see that only a few of the artists I like were nominated...Two of them were nominated multiple times!


Nominated Songs/Artists On My Playlists: 

Record Of The Year

Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean

Song Of The Year

Adorn - Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Best New Artist

Frank Ocean

Best R&B Performance

Adorn – Miguel

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Real Good Hands - Gregory Porter - I LOVE Gregory Porter! YES! 

Best R&B Song

Adorn - Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Best Gospel Song

Hold On - Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & Fiya, Monica & Fred Hammond)

Best Rap Song

That’s for me to know. ;) LOL!

Lizz Wright is sorely missed from this list.  She is one of the most extraordinary vocalists around, and I always enjoy her wonderful and soul-soothing concerts. If you don’t know her, get to know her! 

 

Which of the nominees would I hear in your Queendom, and who would you add to the list of nominees?


Real Good Hands, Gregory Porter


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