Congratulations to 55th Annual Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper and the Robert Glasper Experiment collective for their big win tonight. Robert Glasper took home the award for Best R&B Album for the 2012 release entitled Black Radio.
The award was presented by a music icon and legend himself, songwriter/producer/musician Jimmy Jam. The 34-year-old jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper was flanked by a full entourage including R&B/soul music chanteuse Ledisi as well as the additional members of the collective featured in the Robert Glasper Experiment.
During his acceptance speech, Glasper thanked each of the members of the band, vocalists who appeared on Black Radio as well as the late great Detroit musician, producer and Hip Hop artist James Yancey (better known as J. Dilla or Jay Dee) whom Glasper credits as a major source of “musical inspiration” in his career.
If you missed the 55th Annual Grammy Pre-Telecast, be sure to visit the link below within the next 30 days as it will be available to watch once music’s biggest night concludes. See the full list of R&B nominees below.
Hosted by David Alan Grier, the 55th Annual Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony, which presents the first awards of the day in approximately 70 categories, is streamed live internationally at Grammy.com/live and on CBS.com beginning at 1PM PT/4PM ET.
Immediately following the ceremony, the main event will be broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30PM ET hosted by LL Cool J. For more exclusive Grammy coverage, updates and breaking news all weekend, visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Facebook & Twitter or simply visit Grammy.com. Congratulations to all this year’s nominees and winners!