Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Dallas singer N’dambi nominated for a Grammy
She's up against tough competition.
R&B singer N'dambi was nominated for a Grammy. The SMU grad and daughter of a Baptist minister got her start in Dallas before jet-setting to LA, where she most recently recorded an album, Pink Elephant. You may have heard her name in conjunction with Dallas darling Erykah Badu; N'dambi collabed with her before setting off on her own.
The Grammy nom is for "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical" and N'dambi is up against John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs, Jeff Beck, and Widespread Panic -- tough competition. We're rooting for our hometown girl.
Below is the full press release:
Stax Records artist N'dambi has received a 2011 Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The soul siren shares this nomination with producer Leon F. Sylvers III and engineer Seth Presant. Also nominated in this category are John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs, Jeff Beck and Widespread Panic. In addition to being her first Grammy Nomination, N’dambi now shares the distinction of having an R&B album recognized for its engineering in the last decade along with Al Green (Lay It Down, 2009), Deborah Cox (Destination Moon, 2008), Ray Charles (Genius Loves Company, 2005), Aaron Neville (Nature Boy, 2004) and D'Angelo (Voodoo, 2000).
“I feel honored to be recognized for music, something I passionately love to do. That’s a win in itself,” states N’dambi. “This recognition only helps me to work harder and be even more passionate about what I love.”
Pink Elephant was recorded in Los Angeles, California, produced by Leon F. Sylvers III and mixed by Seth Presant. N’dambi insisted the record have a modern sheen yet adhere to the sturdy influence of classic R&B and soul artists like Slave, Heatwave, The Jacksons, Betty Davis, Isaac Hayes, Smokey Robinson, and The Sylvers. Among the numerous accolades Pink Elephant has received, Billboard Magazine states “N’dambi proves she’s every bit the real deal-one of the talented few who can truly make the listener feel the song.”
Source: Blue Key Management