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Esperanza Spalding The 2017 NAMM Show, Friday January 20
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Esperanza Spalding Busboys and Poets' Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance
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Esperanza Spalding Sings Oscars In Memoriam Tribute (Photos)

By Darrick Thomas on
For those who were moved by this year's Oscar In Memoriam tribute to those who passed away this year, it was surely in large part due to Esperanza Spalding's rendition of "What a Wonderful World."The multi-instrumentalist and singer won the Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammys, and a year later Spalding shared Hollywood's biggest stage with a choir to pay tribute to the now deceased members of the film industry.Spalding's powerful yet restrained voice complemented the tribute perfectly. The...Read Full Story

Oscars Tribute Singer Esperanza Spalding

By Darrick Thomas on
For those who were moved by this year's Oscar In Memoriam tribute to those who passed away this year, it was surely in large part due to Esperanza Spalding's rendition of "What a Wonderful World."The multi-instrumentalist and singer won the Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammys, and a year later Spalding shared Hollywood's biggest stage with a choir to pay tribute to the now deceased members of the film industry.Spalding's powerful yet restrained voice complemented the tribute perfectly. The...Read Full Story

Justin Bieber Fans Take Wikipedia Revenge on Esperanza Spalding

By JJ Duncan on
Before Sunday's Grammy awards, Usher made a point of saying he hoped there would be no "sore losers" after the show. While he probably had Kanye West (famous for his awards show fiascos) in mind, you have to wonder if Usher was tasting sour grapes after his protege, Justin Bieber, lost the Best New Artist award to largely unknown jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding. If he did, he was not alone.The outraged Bieber fan reaction on Twitter last night was easy to anticipate. But the teen...Read Full Story

Esperanza Spalding Beats Justin Bieber for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards

By Deena Bustillo on
Up and coming star Esperanza Spalding pulled a big win at the Grammy Awards tonight, beating out Justin Bieber for the Best New Artist prize. The singer, who is a jazz bassist and singer, also beat out Drake, Florence and the Machine, and Mumford and Sons for the big prize. Poor Justin Bieber will have to keep waiting for a Grammy!Justin probably wasn't too surprised that he didn't pick up the win. He tweeted earlier in the day: "not expecting much...they never really have given awards to...Read Full Story
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