RECORDING ACADEMY™ AND LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY® STATEMENT RE: JOÃO GILBERTO

July 08, 2019 -- 8:30 am PDT

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner João Gilberto was a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist. An architect of bossa nova music in his native Brazil, João’s innovative style and master musicianship helped turn the genre into a worldwide phenomenon. Maintaining an impressive career spanning several decades, he earned six GRAMMY nominations between 1964-2000, and, along with his musical partner Stan Getz, he took home the coveted Album Of The Year award for 1964's breakthrough album Getz/Gilberto. That milestone recording and his classic “Chega De Saudade” have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. João will be missed, but his legacy will live on forever. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and creative collaborators during this difficult time.

Neil Portnow                                 
President/CEO                                  
Recording Academy

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.
President/CEO
The Latin Recording Academy