News: J. Cole Goes All Or Nothing For A Grammy, "I Pray To God"
Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 11:05AM
Roc Nation's J. Cole has discussed creating a record that he believes may be worthy of a Grammy Award in the future.
Although he kept details to a minimum, Cole mentioned that the track was produced by Danjahandz.
"I have an incredible song that I hope wins a Grammy," Cole said in an interview. "I pray to God. It's such an incredible song. I love it...It's a really J. Cole song, but in single form, big radio form, but still emotional, really deep, thought-provoking type of song..It's still commercially acceptable with a really super duper hook that sometimes I can't believe I wrote like, 'Man, how did this hook come to me?' I wanna get somebody on the hook in particular and I just spoke with that person too, so we're gonna make that happen." (Rap-Up)
Last week, J. Cole friend/collaborator Drake explained how important it was for him to earn a Grammy.
"To get any type of Grammy accolade or anything, it's cliche but it's a dream come true in the literal sense, that thing you have between sleeping and waking up. That time spent I used to think about being on the stage and being able to thank the people that have done so much for me in my life. And I remember the first time I went to the Grammy Awards and I looked at the set up of it at The Kodak Theater and it was like man, this is very similar to the dream I've been having since the 'Degrassi' days. I've been having this dream, I never knew where it was and it never really specified what the award was, but I knew it was a night I could let the people know--the people in my life know--how much they have done with me. To have four opportunities to have that chance is incredible." (Global Grind)
Rapper Eminem leads this year's 53rd Annual awards ceremony.
The rapper also known as Marshall Mathers received 10 total nominations including categories like Album of the Year for his CD Recovery, and Record and Song of the Year for "Love the Way You Lie," his number one hit with Rihanna. Eminem was also well-represented in the rap categories, receiving additional nominations for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and more. (WTMA News)
Pop star Bruno Mars followed closely behind with seven nominations.
Bruno Mars received the second-most nominations this year, with seven. Among his nods were in the categories of Record of the Year for his hit with B.o.B, "Nothin' on You," Song of the Year, for co-writing Cee-Lo Green's viral hit "Forget You," and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z all received six nominations each. Jay-Z's collaboration with Alicia Keys on "Empire State of Mind" earned him a nod in the Record of the Year category, while Lady Gaga was nominated in the Album of the Year category for The Fame Monster. Lady Antebellum were present in both the pop and country categories, including Record and Song of the Year for "Need You Now." (ABC News Radio)
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 and will broadcast live on CBS at 8PM ET/PT.
Check out some recent J. Cole footage down below: