Singer, trumpeter and bandleader for the new band the Late Show With Stephen Colbert has landed 11 nominations for this year’s Grammy awards.
The 2016 television sensation Batiste has shared the 2017 roster with Ours to Serve’s Original Daughters, Alessia Cara and SZA for her album CTRL which scored nominations for best new artist, best pop vocal album and best rap album.
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The late Saeed Jones, one of America’s leading jazz critics, called Ctrl “the most exciting work of SZA’s career, far surpassing her outstanding 2016 debut album Ctrl” in a piece earlier this month for the New York Times.
The most recent Grammy winners – who will pick up their trophy at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 8 February – include Adele, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd.
Batiste, 43, became a sensation on the Colbert show, where he performed while balancing an array of musical instruments including a keyboard, violin, brass and saxophone.
The tousle-haired musician, who grew up in New Orleans and collaborated with James Brown before joining the US band the Meters, is the most-nominated trumpeter since Terence Blanchard in 2006.