Music Minute: Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Gets Grammy Nomination

Dec 10, 2018

Grammy nominations are out, and at the top of the list is an Atlanta artist who shocked the consciousness of the country with his song, "This is America."

Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), who hails from Stone Mountain, dropped the single in May.  

It’s now nominated in two of the top categories: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


But according to many critics,  "This Is America" is most notable for the accompanying music video.

The video is laced with scenes of the black experience in America and included graphic imagery of a choir being shot by Glover.

This scene is a reference to the mass shooting in a Charleston church by a white supremacist in 2015.

Glover is also nominated for another hit song, "Feels Like Summer."