The saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” comes to mind when thinking about soul/jazz/R&B singer/songwriter Maysa’s recent Grammy nomination.
After 22 years of recording music, the music veteran finally receives her first Grammy nom in the “Best Traditional R&B Performance” category for her song “Quiet Fire,” a record from her latest album, Blue Velvet Soul.
“Receiving a Grammy nomination for the first time in my 22 year career is incredible and means the world to me, but to get it for a song from my 10th solo CD, BLUE VELVET SOUL is even more significant because I struggled to make this record so soon after the passing of my mother, Laura Leak,” states Maysa. “I truly poured my heart and soul into this record, so this is a great milestone not only in my career, but my life as well. I have been dreaming of and praying for a nomination since I was a little girl. I’m so grateful.”
In her illustrious career, Maysa has collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.
Congrats to Maysa! Let’s all wish her well.