Virtuoso pianist, bandleader, educator, singer and television personality Jon Batiste has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards. Among his nominations are the Awards for Best R&B Album, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Music Video, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Record Of The Year, Album of The Year and Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
Batiste had a monumental year with the release of his R&B album We Are which was dropped on March 19, 2021, his compositions on the incredible, heart-wrenching Disney and Pixar film Soul and his everlasting and massively positive presence on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He discussed the album with Relix, in a Track By Track feature earlier this year.
Find a statement Batiste wrote on Twitter upon learning of his many nominations below:
WOW!! Thank you God!! 🙏🏾🤍
I love EVERYBODY!
I’m so grateful to my collaborators and to my ancestors 😭😭😭 11! pic.twitter.com/6A2jDlJzSk
— jon batiste (@JonBatiste) November 23, 2021
Enjoy Jon Batiste’s “FREEDOM” which was Nominated for Best Music Video below: