Teen Grazed as Bullets Fly on Set of YFN Lucci Video Shoot

A teenager was injured Wednesday night (June 3) after gunfire rang out during the filming of a music video in Atlanta, the city’s police said.

Rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, was filming the music video in an apartment complex in the southeastern part of the city, Atlanta police told WGCL-TV.

Police said the 15-year-old boy’s thumb was grazed after some 21 bullets were fired, with at least one striking YFN Lucci’s Bentley. The teen was not identified and it was not immediately known if he has been hospitalized.

YFN Lucci left the apartment complex without his luxury car before authorities arrived at the scene, police said. Police are searching for suspects in the shooting.

Brian Wilson Dishes ‘Love And Mercy’ on ‘A Late Show’: Watch

Brian Wilson hasn’t gone surfing for a stretch. He’s in lockdown, like the rest of us. But the Beach Boys legend did Zoom in to A Tonight Show on Thursday night (June 4) for a performance of two songs.

Sitting at a grand piano, he told the camera: “Hi, this is Brian Wilson everyone. I just want you guys to know that we’re all in this together.”

The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer then launched into “Love and Mercy,” the opening track from his 1988 self-titled debut solo album.

Wilson is warming up for the June 19 release of the 25th anniversary of his ode to California, Orange Crate Art, a collaborative album with uber-producer Van Dyke Parks. Orange Crate Art will also be issued on vinyl for the very first time.

Watch the performance on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show below.

Kanye West Donates $2M, Launches Education Plan for George Floyd’s Daughter

Kanye West is donating a multi-million dollar sum for college savings funds for George Floyd’s daughter, plus legal costs for the Arbery and Taylor families, Billboard can confirm.

As the hip-hop star joins street protests in his hometown Chicago, Kanye has made a $2 million donation to assist the families of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, whose murders have sparked protests across America and around the globe.

According to several published reports, West set up a 529 education plan for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Kanye was spotted joining in Chicago’s south side on Thursday night joining the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd march, in protest of Floyd’s death during his arrest by Minneapolis police, footage of which was captured and seen by millions around the globe.

Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were shot dead in separate incidents. Like Floyd, they were unarmed.

Earlier this week, West’s wife Kim Kardashian offered to pay for medical expenses of young protester who suffered a nasty head wound after she was shot in face with a rubber bullet.

New charges will be brought against the four officers present at Floyd’s death, including Derek Chauvin, who has been elevated to second-degree murder. Chauvin had initially faced charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Kevin Liles Endorses Biden, Talks Social Justice on Instagram Live: 5 Key Takeaways

On Thursday night (June 4), nearly 200 people tuned in on Instagram Live to hear co-founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment Kevin Liles discuss systemic racism, police brutality and how he and his company are fighting for change.

After opening his Live by playing a brand new track from Trey Songz, called “How Many Times,” Liles started the conversation by talking about the murder of George Floyd, saying: “What bothered me the most is that he called for his mother… we have heard ‘I can’t breathe’ so much but to see a grown man reach and say ‘mama’… it just puts it all in perspective. It’s sickening. We’re in a state of emergency.”

Over the span of two hours, Liles invited nearly 10 guests into the chat from Minnesota rapper and WEON Records CEO, MN Fats, to Houston-based iHeartMedia music director, Ashlee Young, to pastor Raphael Warnock, who is running in Georgia for U.S. Senate. After several informative and productive conversations, Liles closed out his Live by debuting a new song from 300 artist Tee Grizzley, called “Mr. Officer.”

 

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Here are the five biggest takeaways from the Liles’ IG Live.

– During the Live, Liles officially endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president, saying: “We have someone in the White House who is a proven racist, and he keeps reminding us. The consequences are so great if we don’t vote. Stop being fucking lazy and go to vote.org. Everybody’s got a fucking job to do, this if your life.” He later revealed that he’s reviewing Biden’s plan for Black America, and working to make sure “we don’t have a white supremacist in the White House ever again.”

– Special guest Big Boy, a veteran Los Angeles radio and morning show host at Real 92.3, stressed the importance of keeping this energy when it comes to the November election, adding that he had an “interesting conversation” with Snoop Dogg on air this week in which the artist revealed he’s never voted before. “He said, ‘Man, I’m gonna vote this year because I can’t just talk about it, I got to be about it,” said Big Boy. “I’m seeing a unity, and I just hope it’s real.”

– During Liles’ conversation with MN Fats, the rapper and CEO said: “I’m very educated, very deep in my community, so watching another young brother get killed … as strong as I am, I shouldn’t have to feel helpless.” Soon after, Tuma Basa, YouTube director of urban music, popped up in the comments to write: “Until this…always though Minnesota was progressive.” MN Fats continued to explain his thoughts on the destruction of property in his home state, saying that, “We’re not just going to burn shit down, we’re going to build shit up. What do you with your braids? … You have to undo something to redo it and make it beautiful.” Liles shared that he’s putting together a coalition, and plans to visit Minnesota soon, saying: “The lack of economic justice is a disease.” And before MN Fats signed off, he declared: “It might sound crazy to everybody else in the world, but I’m going to demand that [Minnesota] Govenor Walz demand reparations for black people in his state.”

– Liles’ last guest was pastor Raphael Warnock, who said many people ask him how a preacher is running for U.S. Senate, to which he replies: “It gives me an opportunity to say to say that the first black U.S. senator was a preacher.” Earlier, Liles had mentioned a list of names in need of support, in addition to Warnock, that also included South Carolina’s Jaime Harrison (who is also running for U.S. Senate) and Atlanta’s Lucy McBath, who is running for Congress. “We need more voices of color in congress — and we need it now,” said Liles.

– Throughout the two-hour Live, Liles didn’t just speak with these guests but he also put his money where his mouth is. For each guest he had on, he made at least one — but often more — donations from himself and 300 in their name. While Liles himself mentioned bail funds, Black Lives Matter, The Freedom Fund and his HBCU alma matter, Morgan State University (of which he is a “proud funder and supporter”), he also donated to Trae Tha Truth’s non-profit organization, Angel by Nature; made two $1,000 donations on behalf of Big Boy to donate in the name of selected listeners; and also had a Brooklyn man who was tuning in and hies guest DJ Bonics, who is Wiz Khalifa’s DJ, select a foundation of their choice. Said Liles: “America has never been great for Black people, for Latinos, for all of us working just to get by.”

Lizzo, Lady Gaga & More Are Spotlighting Racial Justice Organizations on Instagram This Week

As the protests for justice in the wake of the unlawful death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others at the hands of police continue, stars are using their platforms to promote action.

Lizzo took to Instagram on Thursday (June 4) to announce that on Friday at 1 p.m. PST, she will be hopping on a livestream with Minnesota’s Black Visions Collective, which uses “the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence.”

“It has been incredible watching the amount of support, the donations and the awareness that is happening,” Lizzo said in her announcement. “I think now that we’re at this place where everyone is starting to wake up and educate each other, what’s next? How are we pushing this conversation forward toward progress?”

“I don’t even know, but I do know that there are a lot of grassroots organizations who do,” she continued.

Lizzo won’t be the only celebrity handing over their socials to important organizations. Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez, among others, also announced how their Instagrams will lift up the voices of the black community in the upcoming days.

See below.

Universal Music Group Details First Priorities for Social Justice Task Force With $25M Donation

Over the weekend, Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge announced the company would convene a social justice task force in the wake of nationwide protests prompted by the May 25 killing of George Floyd. On Thursday (June 4), the company detailed a first course of action for that task force in a memo sent to staff and obtained by Billboard.

Dubbed the Task Force for Meaningful Change, the group will be co-chaired by UMG executive vp, general counsel and Def Jam interim chairman and CEO Jeff Harleston and Motown Records president and Capitol Music Group executive vp Ethiopia Habtemariam, with 30 other UMG employees serving as members.

“Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) was created as a driving force for the ongoing fight for equality, justice and inclusion,” the memo reads. “We are charged with reviewing the company’s commitment to addressing and promoting tolerance, equality, and elimination of bias, within UMG, the music community and the world at large. It is our mission to identify the gaps and deficiencies and to strengthen UMG’s plan with new initiatives.”

To kick things off, UMG has established a $25 million “Change Fund” that will be invested across six areas of focus, including aid/charitable giving, global, internal/institutional change, legislative/public policy, partners and programming/curation. The memo emphasizes that these donations and initiatives comprise only the first wave, with more action to follow.

Aid/Charitable Giving

The task force will pursue initiatives and contribute money to organizations that support economic empowerment and business development; housing; legal services and bail; mental health services; physical health services; legislative reform; and voting resources and education. Through an initial round of grants, it will immediately provide support to organizations including Black Girl Ventures, Black Lives Matter, Black Mental Health Alliance, Colin Kaepernick Foundation, Color Of Change, Equal Justice Initiative, National Association of Black Journalists, Silence the Shame, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California, The Bail Project and When We All Vote. That list will update as the task force identifies and reviews other potential beneficiaries.

Global

“Acknowledging that racism, intolerance and bias know no borders,” the task force will adopt global policies and initiatives that “address equality, bias, equity and inclusion efforts” in UMG offices worldwide. Efforts will initially focus on police brutality and government sponsored discrimination before expanding to address other issues around “inequality, racism and bias.”

Internal/Institutional Change

Under this rubric, the task force will examine UMG’s policies, procedures and work environment to identify “issues of bias, discrimination and inequality” as well as develop initiatives to “improve access, advancement, recruiting and retention of diverse workforce at all levels within the company,” with a particular focus on senior level roles. The task force will work closely with UMG HR’s existing diversity & inclusion team to continue its efforts and help build upon its partnership with USC Annenberg’s Inclusion Initiative.

Legislative/Public Policy

The task force will engage lawmakers at the federal, state and local levels to pursue reforms that contribute to social change, while also seeking out opportunities to challenge laws and regulations that “promote bias and systemic discrimination.” It will additionally focus its efforts on voter education, registration and participation through “get out the vote” drives and other initiatives.

Partners

Citing the company’s “history of investing in and partnering with entrepreneurs who have grown their business out of community,” the task force will work with UMG partners in their own efforts to support change in their communities.

Programming/Curation

Lastly, the programming-curation committee will “highlight and curate conversations” focused on “the intersection of Black Music, art, lifestyle, fashion, technology and creators” as well as discussions around current events. It will additionally “celebrate the contribution of Black artists, creators and entrepreneurs throughout time and promote dialogue, counseling, educational and creative programming around the topics of tolerance, equality and inclusion.” Finally, the committee will continue and expand UMG HR’s diversity & inclusion programming, including existing series such as Belonging Table, while enlisting experts to discuss topics such as economic empowerment, mental health and voting.

Thursday’s memo additionally includes a call to action for UMG employees to become “actively and meaningfully engaged” in the work of the task force, which will focus on both immediate and long-term initiatives beginning today. The first round of initiatives will include: a series of employee town hall meetings with guest speakers; letter-writing campaigns to Congress; a “fund for justice,” established in conjunction with UMG’s All Together Now Foundation; a separate fund that will match employee donations to nonprofit groups; a “legal volunteer action center” that will provide pro bono legal work to social and criminal justice reform organizations; and a “voter action center” that will conduct voter registration and information drives in partnership with nonprofits.

Since protests first broke out across the U.S. last week in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, music companies across the globe have been publicly asserting their commitment to social justice causes. On Wednesday, Warner Music Group (in partnership with the Blavatnik Family Foundation) announced the creation of a $100 million fund to “support the music community and groups promoting social justice.” Spotify, Sony Music, Amazon Music, Bandcamp, TikTok, YouTube Music and more have also donated money.

You can read the full UMG memo below.

Dear Colleagues,

We are living through some of the most challenging times in recent history.

While the Black community has long lived with the reality of police violence, the events of the past several weeks have been devastating. From the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd to the senseless killing of numerous protestors fighting for justice, and the appalling, racially charged confrontation in New York’s Central Park, we all have had a front row seat, once again, in the theater of racism, hatred and intolerance.

The problems we are addressing are not new and they certainly do not have easy solutions, but we are dedicated to fighting for real, lasting change. As Lucian wrote, UMG has committed resources and empowered us to create a task force to be both a resource and ally to our internal and external community.

Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) was created as a driving force for the ongoing fight for equality, justice and inclusion. We are charged with reviewing the company’s commitment to addressing and promoting tolerance, equality, and elimination of bias, within UMG, the music community and the world at large. It is our mission to identify the gaps and deficiencies and to strengthen UMG’s plan with new initiatives.

And EVERYTHING is on the table.

There is an incredible amount of work to be done and as part of the first phase of our initiatives, we’ve established a $25 million “Change Fund” to be invested across the activities outlined below.

Organization

The Task Force is organized into six areas of focus, including:

1. Aid/Charitable Giving

On behalf of UMG’s family of labels and companies including Blue Note Records, Bravado, Capitol Music Group, Capitol Christian Music Group, Def Jam Records, Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Records, Motown, Republic Records, Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Music Latin, Universal Music Group Nashville, Universal Music Publishing Group and Verve Label Group. TFMC will pursue initiatives with, and fund charitable contributions to organizations that are focused on providing support in the following areas: economic empowerment and business development; housing; legal services and bail; mental health services; physical health services; legislative reform; and voting resources and education.

Effective immediately, the TFMC will provide support through an initial round of grants to several organizations including Black Girl Ventures, Black Lives Matter, Black Mental Health Alliance, Colin Kaepernick Foundation, Color Of Change, Equal Justice Initiative, National Association of Black Journalists, Silence the Shame, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California, The Bail Project, and When We All Vote. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis as the TFMC continues to identify, review and assess potential beneficiaries.

2. Global

Acknowledging that racism, intolerance and bias know no borders, the TFMC is focused on adoption of global policies and initiatives to address equality, bias, equity and inclusion efforts for all UMG offices around the world. While the TFMC’s efforts have an initial focus on police brutality and government sponsored discrimination, the mission is to identify and address all issues of inequality, racism and bias.

3. Internal/Institutional Change

We know that we have work to do within our own company and the TFMC will examine UMG’s policies, procedures, work environment as they apply to our workforce. This includes identifying issues of bias, discrimination and inequality and design initiatives to improve access, advancement, recruiting and retention of diverse workforce at all levels within the company. In particular, we will focus on leadership positions and other senior level roles. For much of this effort, the TFMC will work closely with UMG HR’s Diversity & Inclusion team to continue their ongoing efforts and build upon the partnership with USC Annenberg’s Inclusion Initiative.

4. Legislative/Public Policy

The path to long-term sustained change must involve reform of legislation and public policy. The TFMC will work to engage lawmakers and officials at the Federal, state and local level to pursue reform designed to bring about social change. In addition, the TFMC will explore opportunities to pursue legal action to challenge existing laws and regulations that promote bias and systemic discrimination. The TFMC will also focus on voter education, voter registration and voter participation (e.g., “Get Out the Vote” drives).

5. Partners

UMG has a history of investing in and partnering with entrepreneurs who have grown their business out of community, building some of the most impactful and dynamic voices in entertainment today. We will work alongside our partners in their focused efforts to support and insight change in their communities. Their thoughts and ideas will help us continue to grow our own efforts in the fight for justice and equality.

6. Programming/Curation

Music is the heart of culture, connecting people around the world. Our goal is to highlight and curate conversations around the intersection of Black Music, art, lifestyle, fashion, technology and creators along with thoughtful discussions on current event. This committee will celebrate the contribution of Black artists, creators and entrepreneurs throughout time and promote dialogue, counseling, educational and creative programming around the topics of tolerance, equality and inclusion. The committee will continue and expand upon UMG HR’s Diversity & Inclusion programming including their Belonging Table and other external series bringing experts to talk about relevant topics such as economic empowerment and business development, mental health and voting.

Steps We’re Taking Beginning Today: Please Get Involved

In order for successful, long-term change, we need your help. Two things are very clear:

1. The Task Force is identifying priorities, but this will only work if everyone is actively and meaningfully engaged; and

2. We’re committed to driving both urgent/immediate as well as long term initiatives. And both sets of initiatives begin TODAY.

Here’s where we’re starting and some of the first actions we’re taking and asking for your support.

Employee Town Hall Meetings with Guest Speakers.

We’ll conduct an ongoing series of Town Hall Meetings for employees. For example, today UMG HR’s Diversity & Inclusion team and the company’s Black Label Group hosted a forum with panelists including Arisha Hatch, VP & Chief of Campaigns of Color of Change; Dr. Steven Jones, CEO & Founder of Jones Inclusive; and Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Licensed Psychologist & Founder of Therapy for Black Girls among others. We plan to continue to engage leaders and advocates including some of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus. More details to follow.

Letters to Congress Demanding Action.

It’s time to turn up the volume. Congress is holding hearings on racial injustice and police violence. We are providing all employees an easy-to-use system to help you write your Member of Congress and U.S. Senators periodic emails, demanding serious reform. This is an ongoing initiative that will continue until we see legislation enacted by Congress.

Fund for Justice.

Through UMG’s All Together Now Foundation, we will help fund a range of racial justice, criminal justice reform and legal aid organizations. UMG is providing immediate funding for our near-term priorities and will provide additional funding as we detail our plans.

Fund for Employee Action.

Through our All Together Now program, UMG matches employees’ qualifying contributions to non-profit groups. Just within the past week, top recipients of our matching fund program include: ACLU; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Black Lives Matter Fund; King Center for Nonviolent Social Change; Bail Project, Inc.; Southern Poverty Law Center; Minnesota Freedom Fund; Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Northside Achievement Zone; and Race Forward. We are working on adding other organizations to the UMG matching program. If there is an organization you would like to have included, please let us know.

Visit the All Together Now Employee Matching website and check out all the groups you can support… and how to have your contributions matched by the company. If this is your first time logging into the Employee Matching Program system before, your login credentials are (Username: Your UMG Employee ID #; and Password: Click here to reset your password).

Legal Volunteer Action Center.

A group of our legal staff is organizing to do volunteer (or pro bono) legal work for social justice and criminal justice reform organizations. If you are a lawyer and wish to volunteer, please contact Josh Kamzan at Capitol Music Group.

Voter Action Center.

Voting is critical. We are partnering with organizations including When We All Vote, HeadCount, Rock the Vote and I Am A Voter. We will conduct a voter registration and information drive, providing employees with information about how to register, where to vote–and how to vote absentee, given the COVID pandemic, and what’s on your ballot. Information is available here for voter registration and here for “voter info”.

NEW YORKERS, please remember that your primary election date is Tuesday, June 23.

What’s Next

We know our community, colleagues, artists and partners are suffering. We feel it and we’re living it but we’re also energized to fight for change. We’re asking for you to lock arms with us – we want to hear your voice. Now is the time to be heard!

Sincerely,

Jeff Harleston Executive VP, General Counsel, UMG and Interim Chairman and CEO Def Jam
Ethiopia Habtemariam, President Motown Records & EVP Capitol Music Group
Task Force for Meaningful Change Co-Chairs

Along with Task Force members:

Alex Boateng, UMG UK
Amaiya Davis, Media Manager, Republic Records
Amber Grimes, SVP Global Creative, Capitol Music Group
Annie Imamura, VP Global Communications, UMG
Bill Evans, SVP Urban Promotions, Capitol Music Group
Brian Nolan, EVP, Capitol Music Group
Britney Davis, VP of Artist Relations, Marketing & Special Projects, CMG
Cara Donatto, EVP Head of Media Strategy, Interscope Geffen A&M
Damion Presson, SVP Artist Relations, Republic Records
Darcus Beese, President & CEO, Island Records
Don Was, President, Blue Note Records
Jeff Burroughs, SVP Marketing, Def Jam Recordings
Jeff Vaughn, President, Capitol Records
Joie Manda, EVP, Interscope Geffen A&M
Kardinal Offishall, Sr. Director A&R, UMG Canada
Katina Bynum, EVP Urban, UMe
Latrice Burnette, EVP & GM, Island Records
Magda Vives, SVP Legal & Business Affairs for Latin America
Marc Byers, GM, Motown Records
Marleny Reyes, SVP Marketing, Def Jam Recordings
Naim McNair, SVP A&R, UMG and Def Jam Recordings
Natina Nimene, SVP Urban Promotions, Def Jam Recordings
Nicole Wyskoarko, EVP Head of Urban Operations, Interscope Geffen A&M
Rodney Shealy, EVP, Def Jam Recordings
Sam Taylor, EVP A&R, Republic Records
Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director, UMG Africa
Sickamore, SVP, A&R , Interscope Geffen A&M
Steve Carless, EVP A&R, President, Republic Records
Travis Robinson, VP Diversity & Inclusion, UMG
Tim Glover, SVP, A&R, Interscope Geffen A&M
Walter Jones, Head of West Coast A&R, UMPG

Recording Academy Voting Members: Here’s Your Chance to Elect Four ‘Trustees At-Large’

Voting commenced Thursday (June 4) to elect four “trustees at-large” to the Recording Academy’s national board of trustees. Balloting will continue until June 10 at midnight PST. This marks the first time in the academy’s history that rank-and-file voting members can have a direct role in electing trustees — though the majority of the seats on the board (32 out of 40) are still being elected the traditional way, by the board of governors in each of the academy’s 12 chapters.

(Trustees serve two-year terms, and those terms are staggered, which is why only four seats are being voted on this year by the general membership. Four more seats will be voted on next year — and every year thereafter.)

Harvey Mason jr., chair of the board and interim president/CEO of the academy, said in a note to voting members, “For the first time in the Recording Academy’s six decades of history, you—our members—will directly elect trustees to our national board. This new process is part of our ongoing commitment to diverse and inclusive leadership.

“The accomplished music creators on the ballot have honored us with their willingness to serve. Let’s honor them by taking the appropriate time to review and vote in the ballot linked below.

“Voting is one of our most powerful mechanisms for inclusion and change. This will only succeed if we all do our part and vote.

“Today more than ever, it is critical that diverse voices be heard and represented at all levels of our industry. I thank you in advance for taking time to make your vote count and helping us add important voices to our board of trustees.”

These “trustees at-large” elections will result in three women joining the board, as three of the four contests pit two women against each other. And two of those women will be African American, as two of the contests pit two African American women against each other.

Here’s a quick look at the eight candidates competing for these four trustee at-large seats. Each candidate supplied a biography and photo which accompanies the ballot. These capsule summaries draw from those bios and Billboard’s own research.

Seat #1 — Chelsey Green and Maimouna Youssef: Both women are African American; both have also served as governors in the Washington, D.C. chapter. Green, a violinist, backed Lizzo on her telecast-opening performance at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. Youssef, who in her bio notes that she “happens to be a Muslim woman,” sang lead vocals on The Roots’ Grammy-nominated recording “Don’t Feel Right!” (2006).

Seat #2 — Sarah Hudson and Natalia Ramirez: Hudson has written hit songs with such artists as Dua Lipa, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. She has also served as a governor of the Los Angeles chapter. In her bio, she says her priority is “fighting for women, POC [people of color] & LGBTQ visibility.” Ramirez is a musician, arts manager and audio engineer. She also works as marketing manager for the Sony Music Latin-Iberia regional office. Ramirez has served as governor in the Florida chapter the past two years.

Seat #3: Camilo Landau and PJ Morton: Both men are past Grammy nominees. As guitarist for the Nicaraguan band La Cuneta, Landau was nominated for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album for Mondongo. He has served as a governor from the San Francisco chapter for eight years, including a term as vice president and a term as president. Morton, a member of Maroon 5 and also a solo artist, is a two-time Grammy winner and a 13-time nominee. He was nominated for best R&B album three years running (2017-19). He is completing his second term as a governor from the Memphis chapter.

Seat #4: Carolyn Malachi and Kelly Price: Both women are African American; both are past Grammy nominees. Malachi was nominated for best urban/alternative performance for her 2010 album Orion. She served as a Washington, D.C. governor for four years, holding the vice president’s chair for one. Price has received nine nominations, including best R&B album for her 2011 album Kelly. She has served as a governor in both the Atlanta and Los Angeles chapters.