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With the Grammy Awards approaching, Billboard has chosen SZA, Khalid, and Julia Michaels as three Best New Artist category nominee hopefuls, and during the interview, both R&B stars discuss how they admire DAMN rapper K. Dot.
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN has spent a total of 25 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and when asked which album they were rooting for, between pop singer Ed Sheeran’s Divide album and Kendrick’s DAMN, SZA and Khalid answers were no-brainers.
SZA says: I watched [Kendrick’s] process…he’s a true, genius, genius. Dot doesn’t play any instruments, but he designed and produced his whole album. From scratch….I’ve never witnessed anyone do that, except for maybe Frank [Ocean].
Khalid mentions, that the DAMN album was ‘necessary’ and that ‘having someone who resembles me, an African-American male, with so much integrity, so much strength, so much sense of self.
Check out the full interview here.
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