South African DJ, record producer and songwriter Black Coffee won his first Grammy Award yesterday (3rd April). The forty-six-year-old took the award home for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards. His 2021 LP ‘Subconsciously’ bagged him the win. Stream the twelve songs on Spotify below.
The Grammy win for ‘Subconsciously’ is especially significant as it is also the first time a South African producer has won or been nominated in the category. As a result, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding the DJ’s win.
See Black Coffee in a smart, white suit as he delivers his acceptance speech below. He firstly thanked God “for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world and heal some souls.” He expressed gratitude for being to “help people going through whatever they are going through in life.”
The artist born as Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo gave special mention to David Guetta. Guetta collaborated on ‘Subconsciously’. He gave appreciation for Guetta who “believed in working with a smaller artist like myself and trusting me and trusting my ear.” Guetta featured on ‘Drive’ as well as Delilah Montagu. The track has racked up an impressive sixty-five million streams on Spotify, take a listen to the 2018 song here.
Black Coffee also mentioned another album collaborator Pharrell Williams. Pharrell features on ’10 Missed Calls’ in addition to Jozzy. Hear the particularly smooth track and relaxing vocals below.
Closing his speech, he explained that the young man, also dressed in a white suit, who accompanied him on stage is his first-born son Esona. He mentioned he also has five children in Johannesburg which he will take to ceremonies in the future!
While the other winner in the Best Dance/Electronic Grammy category was RÜFÜS DU SOL. They won the award for Best Dance/Electronic recording for ‘Alive’.
Stay up to date with Black Coffee on Instagram, especially to see the reaction from his audience live.