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