64th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2021)

3rd April 2022
 

Congrats to the Asian American, Asian, & Pacific Islander winners from the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards!

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Leave The Door Open
Silk Sonic 
Bruno Mars (Filipino American)
Anderson .Paak (Korean American)

SONG OF THE YEAR
Leave The Door Open
Silk Sonic
Bruno Mars  (Filipino American)
Anderson .Paak (Korean American)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Olivia Rodrigo (Filipino American)

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
drivers license
Olivia Rodrigo (Filipino American)

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Sour
Olivia Rodrigo (Filipino American)

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
The Alien
Dream Theater
John Myung (Korean American)

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE (tie)
Leave The Door Open
Silk Sonic
Bruno Mars  (Filipino American)
Anderson .Paak (Korean American)

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE 
Fight For You
H.E.R. 

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WE RISE: Spotify x Hate Is A Virus x TRAKTIVIST

14th July 2021
 

In partnership with @Spotify & @HateIsAVirus, we present #WeRise - Songs by Asian Americans calling for self-empowerment, self-determination, solidarity, and fighting erasure. Listen now - Link in bio.

In unprecedented times, our community artists have come thru with an unprecedented response! More than 70% of these songs were created since the pandemic started last year. It is important to recognize the way that artists have used their voice to address the issues that face our communities.

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Beckoning: A Playlist of AAPI Joy, Sorrow, Rage, and Resistance

20th May 2021
 


Beckoning: A Playlist of AAPI Joy, Sorrow, Rage, and Resistance
Produced by Smithsonian APAC, CFCH, Dr. Deborah Wong, and TRAKTIVIST. 

Music carries a special power—to physically and emotionally move us. It connects us to other people and places. As an antidote for these times, we invited community members to share their favorite songs. Through these tracks, we call up the ancestors, stay present and look to the future.

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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 1963.

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. Ramos provided backup vocals and played the banjo as well as other stringed instruments.

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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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