Esperanza Spalding

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Esperanza Spalding
Wait, Who Is This Esperanza Spalding ?

Forget the Arcade Fire: The biggest upset of the 2011 Grammy Awards, held Sunday night, was when jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding won for Best New Artist.

A broad contingent of Spalding's fans, especially within but certainly not limited to the jazz community, knew she has winning musicianship. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Esperanza who? Web searches show Grammy confusion

So, who is Esperanza Spalding, anyway?

One of the best ways to check the buzz at the virtual water cooler after a national event like the Grammy Awards is to pull up the list of Google Trends -- a list that shows the fastest-rising Web queries on search engine Google. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Grammy Winners 2011 Complete List: Arcade Fire, Esperanza Spalding, and Lady Antebellum Win Big

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) There were several upsets on Sunday's Grammy Awards. Rockers Arcade Fire took it to Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum and Eminem for "Album of the Year." And "Best New Artist" winner Esperanza Spalding topped the favored Justin Bieber along with Florence and the Machine, Drake and Mumford & Sons.

Below is a complete list of the winners in selected major categories from Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Esperanza Spalding: Grammy Award 2011 Winner For Best New Artist

Esperanza Spalding may have won the Grammy for Best New Artist, but some have reveled in her talent for years.

A 26-year old, classically trained jazz/chamber music fusion musician and singer, Spalding has been making headlines in the jazz world since before her 2006 debut solo album, "Junjo." Having attended the Berklee Academy of Music, where she immediately became a professor after graduating at 20 years old, she began to travel with well known jazz musicians -- and then, the President. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Justin Bieber Runs Into Esperanza Spalding Backstage At The Grammys

LOS ANGELES — There was nothing left to do after his band shocked pretty much everyone by taking home Album of the Year for The Suburbs (and breaking into an elated performance of "Ready to Start" that closed the show), so Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was just handing out high-fives.

Backstage at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, on the way to the press room to share his feelings about winning the night's top prize, Butler was doling out the high-fives to startled members of the media, a permanent smile stretched across his face. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist in Grammy Surprise

If you didn't know who she was 10 minutes ago, you do now: Esperanza Spalding has won the Best New Artist Grammy, beating out Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Drake and Justin Bieber.

Spalding comes as a breath of fresh air among this year's pop talent. Primarily known as a jazz bassist, the Portland, Ore., native has been a professor at Berklee College of Music and has recorded with M. Ward. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Who Is Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Best New Artist Winner?

Who is Esperanza Spalding? The 26-year-old jazz bassist who snatched the Best New Artist Grammy out of the hands of Justin Bieber, that's who.

Although cameras quickly cut away, Bieber's disappointment at the announcement seemed clear. The AP reports Spalding had just one Grammy nomination entering the show's 53rd annual ceremony Sunday night. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Esperanza Spalding: Who is the surprise Best New Artist?

For Esperanza Spalding, the jazz bassist-singer named Best New Artist at Sunday’s Grammys (much to the shock of Justin Bieber fans, some of whom attacked Spalding’s Wikipedia page in protest), just being in the category was an honor. “I certainly did not expect to even be considered for that type of nomination, me being a little old jazz musician and everything,” she told EW in December after the nominees were announced. ”Everybody and their mother-law started texting me and saying, ‘Oh my God!’” ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Esperanza Spalding: 10 Facts About the Best New Artist Grammy Winner

If you've started the day wondering just who on earth Esperanza Spalding is, you're not alone.

The 26-year-old jazz bassist and singer bounded into the spotlight at the Grammys Sunday night when she beat out Justin Bieber to win the best new artist award. On Twitter, Bieber fans erupted, demanding to know how a relatively under-the-radar artist could beat the teen pop sensation of the moment, along with fellow high-profile nominees Drake and Florence & the Machine. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

Esperanza Spalding Tops Justin Bieber for Grammy Win Surpise

CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Music fans and Grammy watchers were surprised when Esperanza Spalding, a 26-year-old jazz musician, won the Best New Artist Grammy on Sunday, beating out teen pop sensation Justin Bieber among others.

It was the only Grammy nomination for Spalding at the 53rd annual Grammy ceremony. Others nominated for best new artist included Drake, Mumford & Sons and Florence and the Machine.

"What an amazing night!!!!" Spalding tweeted Monday morning. ( Read Esperanza Spalding more... )

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