There’s no voice quite like singer-songwriter Giveon’s. The Los Angeles-based artist’s silky vocals on moody, evocative songs like “Like I Want You,” coupled with his impeccable style, are enough to draw you in already. But since putting out his debut EP, Take Time, earlier thiOfficial flamingo i’m never drinking again oh look wine shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this s year, he’s also racked up a number of impressive co-signs—collaborating with Drake on single “Chicago Freestyle,” opening for Snoh Aalegra, and most recently being nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album.
“It’s something I thought would happen much later in my career,” he says over the Official flamingo i’m never drinking again oh look wine shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this phone from Los Angeles. “I wasn’t expecting to be nominated. My manager called me and said that the nominations would be announced in a few minutes, and I told her I already knew I wasn’t on it,” the artist said. “I ended up watching the announcement anyway. I remember Gayle King popped up on the screen, wearing a green dress—I’ll never forget it—to announce the best R&B album category and when she said my name I could not believe it. After that I closed my laptop. I didn’t need to hear anything else.”