Steeped in the grand tradition of the American songbook, Gary Clark Jr. has emerged as a 21st-century rock ‘n’ roll messiah; a blues virtuoso who blends in reggae, punk, R&B, hip-hop, and soul, re-shaping the genre for our present day.
He’s been doing his thing since he was a kid in Texas, but made global waves in 2014 following his first GRAMMY Award®: Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Please Come Home” from his 2012 Warner Records debut Blak And Blu. Clark ascended to greater heights in 2019 with his third full-length, the sensual and socially conscious This Land, which came in at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, making it his third consecutive Top 10 debut. This Land has tallied over 1 billion global streams and garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and many more.
In 2020, Clark won three more times at the 62nd GRAMMY’s®, taking home awards for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (“This Land”), and Best Contemporary Blues Album (This Land). He performed “This Land” backed by The Roots during the ceremony, later releasing the live version as a single. To date, Clark has six GRAMMY Award® nominations and four wins.