Chris Brown may not have taken home the Grammy for R&B album this year, but he certainly made his presence felt. After losing out to Robert Glasper, the singer took to social media to express his disappointment, sparking a debate about the state of the music industry. In this blog post, we’ll explore the background of both Robert Glasper and Chris Brown, and ask the question: Who is the real winner of the 2023 Grammy for R&B album?
Robert Glasper is no stranger to Grammy success, earning 11 nominations and winning five throughout his career. The pianist, whose collaborations include some of the most influential R&B and hip-hop acts, has a long history of Grammy wins, including the R&B album Grammy in 2013 for his album “Black Radio” and the 2021 R&B song Grammy, alongside H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello. Glasper is aware that he isn’t a household name, often making self-deprecating jokes on social media, poking fun at his inability to rap or sing.
On the other hand, Chris Brown has become a controversial figure since pleading guilty to felony assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Despite the controversy, Brown has maintained a successful career, winning the American Music Award for male R&B artist in 2022. Brown’s win at the AMAs drew a mix of cheers and boos, and his performance was ultimately canceled “for reasons unknown.” Brown has earned 19 Grammy nominations throughout his career, with his sole win coming in 2012 for his album “F.A.M.E.”
So, who is the real winner of the 2023 Grammy for R&B album? The answer may come down to personal opinion. While Chris Brown has a long history of success, Robert Glasper is no stranger to the Grammy stage, having earned 11 nominations and five wins. Glasper’s collaborations with some of the most influential R&B and hip-hop acts prove his mastery of the genre, while Brown’s win at the AMAs and his 19 Grammy nominations demonstrate his continued success.
Ultimately, it’s up to the listener to decide who the real winner of the 2023 Grammy for R&B album is. Both Robert Glasper and Chris Brown have impressive resumes, and both are masters of the genre. So, who will you choose?