BLACK COFFEE – Grammy Winner!

Black Coffee Wins Best Dance/Electronic Album at 2022 Grammys, making him the first South African producer to be nominated and win in the category.

DJ Black Coffee and Esona Maphumulo accept the Best Dance/Electronic Album award for Subconsciously, onstage during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas.Denise Truscello/GI for The Recording Academy

Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo (born 11 March 1976), better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a Grammy award-winning South African DJ, record producer and songwriter. Born in Durban and relocated to Mthatha, Coffee established his own record label Soulistic Music, released debut self-titled album Black Coffee (2005), which incorporated elements of R&B and jazz.

Black Coffee is one of the most toured DJs across the world. He majored in Jazz Studies at Technikon Natal, now known as the Durban University of Technology, before working as a backup singer for Madala Kunene.

Accepting the award, Coffee said “I want to thank God for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world and heal some souls.”

“While I was working on this album, it was so important for me to make it accessible to as many people as possible,” Black Coffee recently told Billboard 

Host Trevor Noah opened the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, another proud moment for South Africa, and he had many light hearted moments including a dig at Will Smith Oscars slap.

Trevor Noah – 64th Grammys Host

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