Multi-talented performer Donald Glover took an enormous stride towards becoming a member of the elusive EGOT membership â€” nevertheless it’s not an honor he is significantly involved about.
The artist, who performs music below the stage identify Infantile Gambino, received his first Grammy at Sunday’s award present when he was named the recipient of finest conventional R&B efficiency honors for his music “Redbone.” He is already received a pair of Emmys for his collection “Atlanta,” that means he is an Oscar and a Tony award from changing into the 13th individual to win all 4.
“(That is) a bit of scary. There’s loads of stress … ‘Now you bought to get an Oscar.’ That is loads of work,” he instructed reporters backstage after the ceremony at Madison Sq. Backyard. “That is loads of work. However I imagine in expression, so I believe it might be cool nevertheless it’s not what I am aiming for. But when it occurs, it occurs.”
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Along with his Grammy win, Glover, 34, was nominated for 4 different awards, together with two of the evening’s most-coveted honors in document of the 12 months for “Redbone” and album of the 12 months for “Awaken, My Love!”
Regardless of his success, Glover reiterated his intentions to retire Infantile Gambino â€” a plan he hinted at months in the past.
“I stand by that,” he mentioned Sunday. “I am actually appreciative of this, and I am nonetheless making one other challenge. However I like endings. I believe they’re vital to progress.
“I believe endings are good as a result of they drive issues to get higher.”
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Gambino mentioned it felt good to create a music like “Redbone” that resonated with individuals so strongly.
“I used to be in London all the time it was enormous,” he mentioned. “I would hear it on the radio typically in London, however my mother and simply individuals being like, ‘It is in every single place.” And it getting utilized in ‘Get Out.’ It is good to only be a part of a second culturally.”
He additionally defined why he believes music is the “most hypnotizing ingredient.”
“I all the time purpose for a 6-year-old and a 60-year-old (with music),” he mentioned. “Like, my grandma is aware of ‘Despacito,’ and so does my son. And so they’re each like, ‘That is the s–t.’ I believe individuals neglect how stunning and the way vital that’s.”
Glover’s FX collection “Atlanta” returns in March, and he is set to hitch a galaxy far, far-off in Could when he portrays Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”