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DJ Black Coffee nominated for the Grammys
South African DJ Black Coffee is yet to come to terms with his nomination for the 64th Grammy Award-winning Ceremony. The Dj opened up about his excitement and surprising news on his social media platforms.

“I found out like everyone else. There is no private mail or anything. They just announced it and I was not even aware of it.”

DJ Black Coffee has been nominated alongside some of the notable names in the category of Best Dance/ Electronic Album alongside Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso, and Ten City.

Born Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo, in Durban DJ Black Coffee relocated later to Mthatha, where he established his own record label Soulistic Music before releasing his debut self-titled album Black Coffee in 2005 which incorporated elements of R&B and jazz.

Black coffee so far has been released in 9 successive studio albums. Despite starting his career in 1994 his shining moments came when he participated in the Red Bull Music Academy in Capetown South Africa before winning “The breakthrough DJ of the year” at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.

In January 2015 Dj Black Coffee started his World Tour which coincided with the release of his Fifth Album “Pieces of Me” which was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa. On the album, Black Coffee worked with artists such as Azola, Portia Monique, Ribatone, Nakhane Toure, Mondli Ngcobo, Kensy, NaakMusiq, and Lungi Naidoo.

In 2016 he performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Ultra Music Festival an event that attracts some of the biggest names in the world of music. Black Coffee is one of the few artists who have had the opportunity to work with Drake and David Guetta in their albums.

The awards gala, for the 64th Grammy Award Ceremony, will be held in Los Angeles on the 31st of January 2022.

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