Candiace Dillard receives an invitation to join the Recording Academy

Over the years, we have seen many Real Housewives attempt a music career. Although some of their songs are catchy, most of them do not receive critical acclaim for obvious reasons. However, Candice Dillard Bassett of The Real Housewives of the Potomac does things a little differently. She reaches new heights and legitimizes her musical career.

In the last season of The Real Housewives of the Potomacwe followed Candiace as she took steps to further her music career. Her track “Drive Back” was the unofficial anthem for Season 5, and despite all the salad drama, she ended the season strong, releasing her first full album. deep space. Now she’s just announced her latest career milestone – she’s been invited to join the Recording Academy as part of the Class of 2022.

The ORP star taken to her instagram to share the exciting news about his career, writing, “SO humbled and HONORED to have completed the process and been invited to join the @recordingacademy (yes, the Grammys but SO MUCH more).”

She continued, “This is a wonderfully full circle moment for me and I can’t wait to get down to earth to keep ART alive locally and globally. And congratulations to my DC chapter! I’m ready!”

So what exactly does it mean to be invited to the Recording Academy? It’s quite important and much more prestigious than a series of cabaret shows in Florida. He positions Candiace as more than just a real housewife with a few songs on Spotify and more than a legitimate musician recognized by the music industry.

To join the Recording Academy, new members must first receive recommendations from two music industry peers. They must also demonstrate to the Academy that they are legitimate recording artists by submitting samples of their recordings, media coverage, etc. The bottom line is that it takes more than just wanting to be in the Recording Academy to join. You have to prove that music is your career.

Now that Candiace is a member of the Recording Academy, she will be able to engage in advocacy work for the music industry, connect with industry professionals, and most notably, she will be able to vote in the next round of Grammy nominations Awards.

According Billboard, Candiace is joined by more than 2,000 other new guests this year, representing 22 different musical genres. The Academy is making an effort to diversify its ranks, and they reported that 56% of this year’s guests are from underrepresented communities.

In an Instagram video welcoming their newest members, a representative from the Recording Academy described the important work they do, in addition to voting for the Grammys. They said: “Our new members symbolize the future of the Academy and represent the direction in which we are heading as an organization and the music community as a whole. Their new ideas, recommendations and observations help us make positive progress as we continue to evolve. »


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