- DJ Lag put a lot of hard work into My Power and the song became very popular
- It featured on Beyoncé's album that was inspired by The Lion King
- The album was nominated for a Grammy and DJ Lag got to attend the Grammys where he made SA proud
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DJ Lag is starting his year with boss moves. He jetted off to Los Angeles for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He attended the glamorous events as a member of the Recording Academy.
The muso produced the track My Power for Beyoncé's album The Lion King: The Gift. The album was nominated at the Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and the DJ got to represent his country, and Gqom music, in the United States.
The album may not have won the award, but it surely reminded the world that South Africa is serious about making good music.
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DJ Lag is growing as an artist and producer and he was accompanied by Black Major founder, Sevi Spanoudi, and Chris Kets.
As if this wasn't cool enough already, a short film of DJ Lag in his favourite global city will be released later this year.
Briefly.co.za gathered that he feels honoured to have been at the Grammys. He is the first Gqom artist to have his work considered for the Grammys. This was when Uhuru was considered for a World Music nomination.
"It’s been such an honour to be at the biggest music awards event in the world.
"Step by incredible step we are taking the sounds of Clermont to an even bigger global audience."
In addition to attending the Grammys, DJ Lag was also at an Adidas event that was also attended by representatives of Mad Decent.
A highlight of the evening for the artist was spending time with Walshy Fire of Major Lazer.
"It was also fun seeing much-loved artists of ours and sharing such a close space with them – FKA Twigs, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Billie Eilish and of course our own, and my favourite, Trevor Noah."
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