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John Legend, Dave Chappelle make list of Grammy nominees again

Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 10:31 AM

2020 Grammy nominees announced

Two of Dayton’s favorite local celebrities and award-winning performers John Legend and Dave Chappelle have once again made the list of nominees for the Grammy Awards.

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Nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and two Grammy winners with local ties have been nominated again.


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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Singer John Legend performs on stage at the "Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live" Concert at Twickenham Stadium on June 1, 2013 in London, England. Chime For Change is a global campaign for girls' and women's empowerment founded by Gucci with a founding committee comprised of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Gucci)(Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Gucci)

Legend, who grew up in Springfield, is nominated in two categories, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for “A Legendary Christmas” and Best Rap/ Sung Performance for his collaboration on “Higher” with DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle. 

In 2018 Legend became the first African-American man to win the coveted EGOT, the combination of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. 

Dave Chappelle is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)(Owen Sweeney/Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Yellow Springs’ own Dave Chappelle has been nominated for Best Comedy Album for “Sticks & Stones.” 

In 2018, Chappelle won his first Grammy in the Best Comedy Album category for ‘The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas.” 

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Last year he was nominated in the same category for his album “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation.” 

The 62nd Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. The show will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m.