It’s no secret that the Grammys can make or break an artist’s career, and Chris Brown was none too pleased when he was passed over for the Best R&B Album award. Brown took to his Instagram Story to express his disappointment, asking “Who da f*ck is this?” in reference to the winner, Robert Glasper. But rather than wallowing in his defeat, Brown decided to rise to the challenge and announced his intent to “start playing the harmonica” in order to level up his skills.
Brown’s 10th studio album Breezy (Deluxe) was up for the Grammy Award, competing against Glasper’s Black Radio III, Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe), Lucky Daye’s Candydrip, and PJ Morton’s Watch the Sun. Breezy (Deluxe) debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and featured Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Jack Harlow, and H.E.R., among others. Black Radio III also featured some iconic artists, including Killer Mike, Q-Tip, Common, H.E.R., Jennifer Hudson, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. It was the third installation in Glasper’s Black Radio series, with the first project arriving in 2012 and Black Radio 2 dropping the following year.
Chris Brown’s loss at the Grammys was a blow to the singer, but it has also given him the chance to prove his resilience and dedication to his craft. By announcing his intent to pick up the harmonica, Brown is showing the world that he is willing to step up to the challenge and take his music to the next level. We admire Brown’s commitment to his artistry, and we are eager to see what new heights he will reach in the future.