February 28th, 2024

Montreal’s Allison Russell wins first Grammy award for her song ‘Eve Was Black’

By The Canadian Press on February 4, 2024.

A Grammy award appears on stage at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Los Angeles. Folk singer Allison Russell and rapper Drake head to the Grammy Awards today as two of the leading Canadian contenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello

Montreal folk singer Allison Russell has landed her first Grammy Award.

The musician picked up best American roots performance for her song “Eve Was Black.”

Russell accepted the award during a pre-telecast ceremony where most of the 94 Grammys are handed out.

She thanked fellow musician Brandi Carlile for kicking open the doors of folk and Americana music to an array of new and diverse artists.

This is the first win for Russell who has amassed eight Grammy nominations over the past three Grammys ceremonies.

She is also set to perform alongside Joni Mitchell at the 66th Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, which air tonight on Citytv and CBS.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 4, 2024.

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