Jorja Smith Talks Grammy Nomination & Independence7 days ago by Amber Le in Trending
Jorja Smith has been one of the most outbreaking artists of the year. The singer was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. She was not in attendance due to her being booked the same day of the ceremony, placing her across the world. She’s admitted to being lowkey and keeping a tight circle.
“I’ve just always done it this way. I did a distribution deal for my album, but I’ve always been independent without a major-label record deal. And I’m fine. I just feel the same as I was when I moved to London. My team has got bigger, but it’s still really small. How can you have problems when you’re doing what you want and no one’s actually telling you no? Not that no one’s telling me no. But no one’s telling me, ‘You must do this!’ or, ‘You can’t do this!'”
She then continued on speaking about her independence as an artist but she truly enjoys collaborating with others as well. Every artist gives off a different experience and dope, creative vibes.
“It was never part of my plan to work with Kendrick or Drake or Kali, but they just added to everything. Because then I got opened up to a while new Drake world, a whole new Kendrick world, and a Kali world. So I got new fans from it and maybe they were waiting for me to put a project out and then they liked that, hopefully.”