Esperanza Spalding

New York Times’ Style magazine is putting a spotlight on Solange and other singers, including Esperanza Spalding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Les Nubians, for it’s “Nightie Aphrodites” fashion feature. Showing off “how to pair Afros with evening gowns,” the ladies look seductive and sweet in the black-and-white shoot. Solange Makes 6-Year-Old Son Her Date For […]

Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding, Kanye West and M.I.A. all appear in W Magazine’s latest issue, the Music & Style issue. Proving that the love affair between fashion and music has never been hotter, photographer Max Vadukul captures 10 designers and the musicians who inspire them most. Meet the pairs of “Behind the Muses”: Kanye West […]

Last night while Charlie Sheen was putting on quite a display of crazy on CNN, ?uestlove announced via Twitter the rather eclectic line-up for the 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.  This year the Philadelphia hip-hop heroes will share the stage with The Grammy’s pick for Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding, Wiz Khalifa, and Mr. […]

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding is at work on the follow-up to her 2010 album, Chamber Music Society, with none other than A Tribe Called Quest‘s Q-Tip in the producer’s chair. Q-Tip confirmed his involvement with Spalding’s project in December 2010 via Twitter.

Justin Bieber fans were outraged when their idol lost the Grammy for Best New Artist to jazz singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding.  They were so outraged that they defaced her Wikipedia page.

In the one true surprise at last night’s Grammy Awards, jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding took home the award for Best New Artist, beating out Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, and Mumford & Sons.  But who is she and where did she come from?

Even when Kanye West tells himself to be quiet, he says more than he needs to.   Last night during the Grammy Awards, Kanye West expressed disappointment via Twitter at the naming of 26-year-old jazz bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding as the Best New Artist. Spalding beat out Drake and Justin Bieber for the award.