Fil-Am Steve Lacy nabs Grammy for Best Progressive R&B Album
Filipino American experimental R&B star Steve Lacy won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album for Gemini Rights.
Lacy also did a much-lauded rendition of his 2033 hit Bad Habit, which was also nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. He had two past nods for Best Urban Contemporary Album both in 2016 and 2020.
Lacy’s win for Best Progressive R&B Album is his first at the Grammys. He bested Tank and the Bangas (Red Balloon), Terrace Martin (Drones), Moonchild (Starfruit) and Cory Henry (Operation Funk).
Steve Thomas Lacy-Moya was born in Compton, California, on May 23, 1998. He was raised by his African American mother. His Filipino father, who only visited on special occasions, died when Lacy was 10 years old.
Lacy started his career as a recording industry producer. He plans to produce more music for other artists and go on a new tour in June.