Dancehall artist Shenseea is nominated for her first Grammy Award for her feature films on Kanye West’s album.
The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards on November 23. Kanye West’s 2021 album, Donda, received five nominations, including one in the prestigious Album of the Year category. Under the new Grammy rules, which were announced earlier this year, Shenseea’s two feature films about Donda also automatically earn her a Grammy nomination.
“In the future, all credited artists (including featured artists), new songwriters, producers, sound engineers, mixers and mastering engineers are eligible to be nominated and recipients of GRAMMYs. in the Album of the Year category, ”said the Academy. This means that if Kanye wins Album of the Year, Shenseea will receive a Grammy Award.
For the past four years, the rule was that all artists, songwriters, producers, sound engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers were to be credited with at least 33% or more of playing time.
In September, dancehall fans were pleasantly surprised to hear Shenseea’s vocals on Donda track 21, Pure Souls and track 25, Ok Ok pt 2. According to A&R Donny Flores of Shenseea, this is his freestyle on the New York Hot 97 radio station which captured the attention of the Grammy-winning rapper.
Shenseea is also featured on two other Grammy nominated projects: Masego’s Studying Abroad: Extended EP, nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album and Major Lazer’s Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded) nominated for Best Dance / Electronic Music Album.
The Grammy’s honor the best recordings, compositions and artists of the year, from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. The 64th edition of the GRAMMY Awards will take place on January 31, 2022.