Rihanna 6 Grammy Nominations
“OH MY GOD, I can’t believe it. Six Grammy nominations?”
That was Rihanna’s immediate reaction to Evan Rogers, the American composer, music producer and mentor who relayed the news from the United States that she had been nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Dance Recording, Best R&B Song, Best Rap/Song Collaboration and Best R&B Performance.
“I just can’t believe this is happening to me,” she told Rogers, who spotted Rihanna’s talent three years ago while on a trip to Barbados with his Bajan wife Jackie, and encouraged her parents to allow the teenager to come to Connecticut to seek fame and fortune.
“I almost have to pinch myself to believe this is happening to me,” she said to Rogers from Manchester, England, where she was about to perform at a sold out concert.
Rogers, who helped to guide Rihanna into the American music scene and remains a key force in her career, said the large number of nominations left Rihanna and everyone around her stunned and ecstatic.
“She feels the same way I feel and it is such an unbelievable thing,” he said.