Louisiana highschool boasts 4 best-album Grammy nominees

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans highschool is celebrating Grammy nominations for 4 of its graduates.

St. Augustine Excessive College alumni PJ Morton, Timothy Thedford, Jonathan Batiste and Luke James are every up for finest album in numerous classes on the awards present Sunday, The Occasions-Picayune/New Orleans Advocatereports.

The college congratulated the 4 nominees on a billboard alongside the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans.

“The flexibility to make an affect on the world is what our faculty preaches, promotes and ingrains into our males’s DNA,” mentioned Aulston Taylor, St. Augustine’s chief improvement officer. “These 4 notable gents actually embody that spirit and we’re profoundly pleased with their nominations for this yr’s Grammys.”

Morton is nominated in one of the best gospel album class for his “Gospel In accordance with PJ.” Thedford, higher often called Jay Electronica, is up for finest rap album for “A Written Testimony.” They each graduated within the 90s.

Because the bandleader for “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert,” Batiste is nominated in one of the best up to date instrumental album class for “Chronology of a Dream: Dwell on the Village Vanguard” and in one of the best New Age class for “Meditations.”

James is up for finest R&B album for “to be love/d.”

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