The 2020 Grammy Awards were full of big names in the “Best New Artist” category, such as Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, but a surprise stuck out among the rest: a band called Black Pumas. They’ve performed on late-night shows, reached over 50 million views for the live session of their song “Color,” and they have gained nearly 300,000 followers on Spotify; but most people still haven’t heard of them. They didn’t grow through social media or viral dances. They have received acclaim and success because of their innate talent for lyricism and the unparalleled sound that Black Pumas’ two members bring to the table.
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