Jon Batiste Wins 5 Grammy’s! Including Album of the Year

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Jon Batiste won 5 Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year, across 5 different categories at this year’s ceremony, becoming the night’s biggest prize-winner. His electrifying performance of “FREEDOM” capped of an incredible night for the talented pianist and composer where he took home wins in the following categories:

Album of the Year
We Are
Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Best Music Video
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Birthed during the first wave of the global pandemic and volatile social unrest, Batiste’s latest studio album, WE ARErepresents a body of work characterized by consciousness, rooted in catharsis, and grounded in optimism. The captivating album is a true love letter to Batiste’s southern roots and the heritage of Black music.

Most recently the Oscar-winning musician’s song “Freedom” has been showcased across the NCAA Tournament and a national GAP ad that aired during the Grammy ceremony. The video for “Freedom” has surpassed over 7 million YouTube views and the single “I Need You” went to #1 on Triple A radio. Additionally, Jon just appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as CNN, and you can watch his interviews here and here, respectively.