Kaytranada Is the First Black Artist to Win Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy

Kaytranada won for both best dance recording and best dance/electronic album at the 2021 Grammys on Sunday and made history in the process.


The Haitian-Canadian producer took home the best dance recording award for his Kali Uchis collab "10%" from his 2019 album, BUBBA, which itself won best dance/electronic album. This latter win made the 28-year-old artist the first Black producer to win in the category since it launched in 2004. He is also the first openly gay producer to win in this field.


"A lot of young kids who aspire to be musicians probably have the same inner struggles as me, being Black and gay just [trying to] fit in," the producer told Billboard ahead of the event. "It could be inspiring to them. That’s why I want to win -- that’s who I’m going to dedicate it to."

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