Independent music has an impressive showing at Grammys

Congrats to the many CD Baby artists nominated for a Grammy in 2018.

The stranglehold that the majors once had on the Grammy Awards is loosening  each year.

That might not be evident from the televised portion of the ceremony, which favors categories where nominees are still predominantly on big labels, but taking the Grammys as a whole, independent artists are widely represented.

CD Baby is proud to be carrying the following 2018 Grammy-nominated albums, listed here with their award category:

Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah — “Lake Shore Drive” (Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media)

Alex Han — Spirit (Contemporary Instrumental Album)

Alphabet Rockers — Rise Shine #Woke (Best Children’s Album)

Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves — Outra Coisa (Best Latin Jazz Album)

Antonio Adolfo — Hybrido – From Rio to Wayne Shorter (Best Latin Jazz Album)

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers — Top of the Mountain (Best Regional Roots Music Album)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo — Shaka Zulu Revisted (Best World Music Album)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo — Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World (Best Children’s Album)

Larry Cordle — Give Me Jesus (Best Roots Gospel Album)

Lost Bayou Ramblers — Kalenda (Best Regional Roots Music Album)

Miguel Zenón —Tipico (Best Latin Jazz Album)

Pablo Ziegler Trio —Jazz Tango (Best Latin Jazz Album)

Randy Porter — Porter Plays Porter (Best Jazz Vocal Album)

Steve Roach — Spiral Revalation (Best New Age Album)

Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor — The Baylor Project: The Journey (Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Jazz Vocal Album)

Big shout out to all of these talented artists! We’re proud to help you get your music into the world, and we’re especially pleased to be distributing 4 out of the 5 releases nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album this year.

If we missed any nominees who are also CD Baby artists, please holler in the comments below.