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Black Pumas - Know You Better (Live On Austin City Limits TV)

In a year that slowed industry professionals down, Black Pumas are putting the Austin music scene back on the map by boasting three 2021 Grammy nominations on Tuesday.


Austin could just be home to the Record of the Year for "Colors," Album of the Year for "Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)" and Best American Roots Performance, also for "Colors."

The Austin-based psychedelic soul duo is making waves in the city. They only released their first full length, self-titled album this year, though this isn't their first nomination.

Composed of singer-songwriter Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada on guitar and producing, the duo scored its first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist last year. The title was taken by Billie Eilish, who they are up against again this year.

The band has enjoyed a fairly swift claim to fame; since making their official debut in June last year, Black Pumas has made a seemingly never-ending list of achievements.

Black Pumas performed at South by Southwest in 2019, filmed a performance for Austin City Limits, visited several high-profile late-night shows, won Best New Band at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, received a shout out from Rolling Stone Magazine, performed sold-out shows all over the world and even have their own holiday.

May 7 was declared "Black Pumas Day" by Mayor Steve Adler this year, who seems to be a fan.

The band will be up against some steep competition at the awards show this year including the likes of Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone and Doja Cat.

The Grammys will air on Jan. 31, hosted by Trevor Noah. You can view the full list of nominees here.

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