'Major Lazer' fans are pumped the DJ crew is received their first Grammy nomination, and they are flooding social media to celebrate!
The group reacted to the big moment on Instagram, issuing a statement saying, “Our mission has always been to bring people together through our music."
Immediately following the nomination, the group's social media blew up including friends and fans sending messages of congrats to the crew. DJ Nitti Gritti responded to their post, "This s--t is deserved after this many amazing albums with ‘Major Lazer.’”
DJ Nucleya posted rocket ship emojis for the group’s skyrocketing career.
Major Lazer's Competitors For “Best Dance/Electronic Album”
The Recording Academy personally recognized the trio’s nomination accomplishment on their Twitter account, alongside fellow first-time Grammy nominees, “Black Coffee,” “Illenium,” “Marshmello,” and “Ten City,” and second-time nominee “Sylvan Esso.”
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 23, 2021
Diplo previously collaborated with “Black Coffee” and "Elderbook" on a song earlier this year called “Never Gonna Forget.” Diplo would be equally excited if “Black Coffee” took home the highly sought-after golden gramophone trophy, as shown on his Instagram story.
His story listed the category competitors’ song names, with Diplo circling two songs – “Black Coffee’s” nominated song, as well as his own group’s and wrote, “Please Jesus let one of these wins.”
Fans rejoiced and resonated with the trio’s “Always remember…music is the best weapon” Instagram mantra.
“Major Lazer’s” Music Mission
The DJ-producer trio – Diplo, Ape Drums, and Walshy Fire – prove year after year that their music unites stays on the forefront of the dance music genre, and unites the masses. The phenoms have put out some of the most recognizable and diverse club anthems on the electronic dance music scene, with their signature traditional Jamaican dance hall-electronic dance music fusion filling up dance floors internationally.
One of the leaders in their continued string of success was the 2015 seminal banger “Lean On,” featuring “DJ Snake” and “MØ.” The track earned them a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) award and Diamond Certification this past September – hitting the 10 million unit-sold milestones. The track also maintained a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fourth slot.
'Major Lazer' Are The King's Of Las Vegas
Aside from those awards, the group’s dynamic history also boasts a four full-length album resume, a mainstay on the Las Vegas residency circuit, a headlining spree for a multitude of music festivals, and plenty of their own music side projects.
A Grammy nomination was only fated to be a part of the group’s accomplishment arsenal.
Their fourth album, 2021’s “Music Is The Weapon” is up for the “Best Dance/Electronic Album” 2022 honor – proving the collaborative and versatile music "weapons" they’ve been putting out for years.
“Major Lazer” first dropped on to the EDM scene in 2009 with their first full-length album, “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do.”
Known for collaborating with genres and artists spanning the musical gamut on their albums, “Major Lazer’s” latest release features tracks with pop singer Alessia Cara and reggaeton star J Balvin. The group also included the soundings of reggae savant Skip Marley – staying true to their signature-sounding, Jamaican-music roots.
Though Diplo has won three Grammy wins solo and with his other side projects, this is the first time with his Major Lazer counterparts. Walshy Fire wasted no time in celebrating the Grammy nomination, and fans are following in the celebration accordingly. He’s playing a show for a sold-out crowd on the biggest party night of the year.
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Whatever happens, “Major Lazer” is grateful for the nomination for their decade-spanning, genre-bending career, and continues to preach “Major Love” on their social media accounts.
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 31, 2022.