First Asian Americans to Win Grammy Awards

11th March 2021
 

GRAMMY FIRSTS is a music history series by TRAKTIVIST celebrating the first Asian Americans to win Grammy Awards.

Larry Ramos became the first Asian / Filipino American to win a Grammy Award in 1962.

Hilario D. "Larry" Ramos Jr., of Filipino descent, was born and raised in Hawaii. In 1962, Larry Ramos joined The New Christy Minstrels, an American large-ensemble folk music group.

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63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)

10th March 2021
 

Congrats to this year's Asian American nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards! Listen to the playlist of these songs at end of this article.

*UPDATE 3/15/2021 10:12am:
Winners are highlighted in BOLD & *

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chilombo
Jhené Aiko (Japanese American)

Producers, Engineers/Mixers, Songwriters;
Fisticuffs - Brian Warfield (Filipino American)
Julian-Quán Việt Lê (Chinese Vietnamese American)

Hollywood's Bleeding
Post Malone
Songwriter;

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