After scoring two Golden Globes for his FX series Atlanta, the Grammys have followed suit by recognizing the greatness that is Donald Glover, by nominating his Childish Gambino album Awaken, My Love!.
Scoring five nominations, including “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year” (for the album’s lead single ‘Redbone’), Glover is set up to likely score his first Grammy and perhaps more. As the only Urban Contemporary album also nominated for Album of the Year, it would be a surprise if Glover at least doesn’t take home the W for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
The Grammys will air on CBS on Sunday, January 28th. We will surely tune in to see who takes home the award for Album of the Year.
Donald Glover broke hearts everywhere as he ended his headlining set at New York’s Governors Ball with the announcement that his next Childish Gambino album will be his last. “I’ll see you for the last (Childish) Gambino album,” Glover told the crowd.
And today, we have a little more context for Gambino’s forthcoming retirement. During an event to promote his FX series, “Atlanta”, Glover told theHuffington Post:
“There’s nothing worse than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’ You know, I like when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that.”
If you ask us though, given the fact that his music is constantly evolving and getting better by each album, that’s enough reason to “come back”. Will Glover continue to make music under a new moniker, or without a stage name? Only time will tell. Perhaps Gambino will join so many rapper before him, and change his mind about his retirement day. But then again, how many other rappers have successful acting, writing and comedy careers that also need attention?
Listen to Childish Gambino’s addictive single ‘Redbone’ below.
While fans at New York’s Governors Ball last night were treated to a memorable set and Childish Gambino’s only scheduled performance of 2017, fans also received some sad news as Donald Glover told the crowd that his next Childish Gambino album would be the last.
“I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.” – Glover told fans.
And while this is sad news no matter what way you spin it, don’t lose total hope. Although many think this is the end of Glover’s musical endeavors, since his acting career and FX series have been more than successful as of late, Glover said it will be the “last (Childish) Gambino album”, not his last album altogether.
Since Glover has been talking about ending his Childish Gambino moniker for awhile now, and because he doesn’t refer to himself in third person, his next album almost certainly will not be his last, just the last as Childish Gambino. So don’t be too disappointed!
Check out Gambino’s announcement at Governors Ball below.
Childish Gambino and Migos fans have been patiently awaiting for an epic collaboration between the Georgia artists, and it just may be in the works. Many first started to speculate that a collaboration was in the works when Donald Glover (Gambino) recruited Quavo for his FX series “Atlanta”. Quavo stole the show, and we all began to imagine what a Migos x Gambino track would sound like.
Next, the friendship strengthened when Glover gave a big shout-out to the Migos’ ‘Bad and Boujee’ single at the Golden Globes, instantly boosting the single to a number one record. Not long after, the Migos confirmed that a Childish Gambino collaboration is definitely happening. And it may be happening now, as Quavo shared a picture of the Migos with Gambino in a London studio.
While we can’t confirm that the four are working on a collaborative track or project or none of the above, we are excited at the strong possibility none-the-less!
Check out the photo of Gambino and the Migos in the studio below.
Tina Fey penned a very special tribute to the mega-talented Donald Glover, as part of Glover’s spot on TIME Magazine‘s list of “The 100 Most Influence People.” Fey worked with Glover early in his career, still while the actor/rapper/writer attended New York University. Of all the writers that decided to move on to pursue bigger and better things, Glover was the only one who received the ultimate co-sign from Fey.
“Donald was grateful for the opportunity but felt like he should leave to pursue acting. Of the many writers who have suggested this over the past 20 years, Donald is the only one with whom I’ve ever agreed,” Fey told TIME. “One hundred percent, he should go be a star,” Fey continued. And that’s just what Glover did, excelling at everything he put his hands on (rap, Community, stand-up comedy, Atlanta and more). Tina Fey also praised Glover’s creation of his FX series “Atlanta”, calling both Glover and his show “funny, beautiful, stylish, melancholy and startlingly confident.”
Read everything that Tina Fey had to say about Donald Glover below.
From The xx to U2, there are already a ton of amazing tours scheduled for 2017. But needless to say, there are still a ton of potential tours for the new year, that we are patiently awaiting their announcement. While we are certainly speculating that a number of these artists will go on tour in 2017, we have a hunch that a number of our predictions will come true.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 Tour Announcements We’re Patiently Waiting for in 2017!
In a win that surprised many, including himself, the multi-talented Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino for his music fans) has just won a Golden Globe for his FX series “Atlanta”. Taking home the award for the “Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical”, Glover was noticeably surprised by the win, as he thanked the cast, crew, city of Atlanta, and of course the Migos.
“Atlanta” has been exceeding expectations in many ways, ever since its release. Although Glover is no stranger to critical acclaim in the television world, as he launched his writing career with Tina Fey’s hit comedy, “30 Rock”, this one must feel extra special as Donald is the creator, executive producer, starring actor and more. We are already excited for what Season 2 of “Atlanta” will have in store, but until then we will likely have a bunch of live Childish Gambino performances in the upcoming summer.
New York’s Governors Ball has announced its official 2017 lineup, and wow is it deep. Topping the lineup this year are names like Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino, and the quality of talent stays high from top to bottom. Also performing at New York’s Randall’s Island Park from June 2nd – 4th this year will be Lorde, Cage The Elephant, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Phantogram, YG, Mac Demarco, Banks, Tove Lo and many more.
Perhaps the biggest winner with today’s announcement, besides New Yorkers of course, is Chance The Rapper who is second billing for the entire festival. A rapper who was relatively unknown on a wide scale, opening for Childish Gambino in intimate venues only a few years ago, is now one of the top headliners on a major music festival, many miles from his hometown of Chicago.
And don’t forget to get your wristbands for this amazing lineup at Governors Ball’s official website when they go on sale this Friday (1/6) at 12PM EST.
Childish Gambino’s new studio album, Awaken, My Love! is finally here. And when we say “new”, we really mean new, because at times Donald Glover’s brand new sound, sounds like a completely different artists. Again, Glover has shown the industry why he is one of the most underrated, and diversely talented artists around.
And off his new album, you can stream Gambino’s new track, ‘Baby Boy’. And to paraphrase the Queen B herself, Beyonce, ‘Baby Boy’ will stay on our mind (forgive our pun), and for awhile, because it’s definitely one of the best tracks on the album. So what are you waiting for? Get Gambino’s new LP, Awaken, My Love!now.
Stream Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love! track ‘Baby Boy’ below.
Childish Gambino fans are eating again this week. After Donald Glover released the first track for his forthcoming album, …Awaken, My Love!, last week, the rapper/singer/actor has shared another track from the anticipated LP. The new track, ‘Redbone’, is as good as last week’s release with, ‘Me And Your Momma’. Again, Gambino is stepping away from his rap sound, with more of a funk R&B sound, and we can’t complain.
Childish Gambino’s third studio album, …Awaken, My Love!, is just around the corner, currently scheduled for a December 2nd release, so it’s time to get excited!