El Paso’s Khalid Nominated for 5 Grammys
Another day, another slay for Khalid Robinson.
According to the Grammy nomination committee, “an artist will be considered for Best New Artist if their eligibility year release/s achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.”
Wow, huh? Makes his nomination all that more impressive.
An understandably jacked Khalid took to social media to express his shock and gratitude. “Woke up to find out that I’m nominated for 5 Grammys,” he Tweeted. “I’m in shock. I’m so thankful man this is unbelievable.”
Woke up to find out that I’m nominated for 5 Grammys. I’m in shock. I’m so thankful man this is unbelievable.
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 28, 2017
Aside from Best New Artist, the Americas High School graduate received a Song of the Year nomination for the Logic song 1-800-273-8255 which he was a songwriter on, Best R&B Song for Location, Best Urban Contemporary Album for his debut American Teen, and Best Music Video for his participation in the 1-800-273-8255 vid.
Should he win, Khalid would be the second artist who calls El Paso home to receive a Grammy in as many years.
In 2017 Zuill Bailey, who serves as the artistic director of El Paso Pro-Musica and is a professor of cello at UTEP, won two Grammys for his work on composer Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway.
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS on January 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.