Filipino-Americans Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R., Saweetie nominated in top Grammy categories

 

by IANS | Wed, Nov 24, 2021, 10:57 AM

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Filipino-Americans Olivia Rodrigo made Grammy history when she became the first Filipina and second-youngest artiste to be nominated in all four top categories, while H.E.R. landed eight nods and Saweetie, who is Chinese, Filipina and Black, landed two, including Best New Artist.

Rodrigo, the year's 18-year-old breakout star, landed nominations for her debut album, 'Sour' and hit single 'Driver's License' for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist, reports variety.com.

Rodrigo follows in the footsteps of Billie Eilish who in 2019 landed six similar Grammy nominations.

Singer-songwriter H.E.R., who was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, landed nominations related to her debut full-length album, 'Back of My Mind'.

H.E.R. who is part Filipino and part Black, took home a Grammy Award earlier this year when she won song of the year for 'I Can't Breathe' at the 63rd Grammy Awards.

She made Oscar history a few months later when she picked up Best Original Song for 'Fight For You' from 'Judas and the Black Messiah'.

She is one of the few Filipino women to win in the category.

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