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Several Louisiana natives nominated for Grammys

P.J. Morton, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Jon Batiste, Harry Connick Jr. and Ledisi are among the locals nominated in the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.

Several Louisiana natives earned nominations in the 63rd annual Grammy Awards competition. Nominees were announced Tuesday.

Previous Grammy winner and multiple Grammy nominee P.J. Morton, a New Orleans native, is nominated for Best Gospel Album for his album, "Gospel According to P.J.: From the Songbook of P.J. Morton."

Two New Orleanians, both graduates of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, are competing in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. 

Christian Scott, known professionally as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is nominated for his album "Axiom." He is nominated alongside Kenner native Jon Batiste, the bandleader for CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and a previous Grammy nominee. Batiste is nominated for "Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard."

Batiste scored a second nomination, in the New Age Album category, for his work on "Meditations" with Cory Wong.

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah is also nominated for a second Grammy, in the category of Best Improvised Jazz Solo, for his solo performance "Guinevere," a track from his album "Axiom."

Singer/songwriter/actor Luke James, a New Orleans native, is nominated for Best R&B Album for his second album, "To Feel Loved."

Rapper Jay Electronica, a New Orleans native, is nominated for Best Rap Album, for "A Written Testimony," his debut studio album.

Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Jon Batiste arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

New Orleans native Ledisi is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance, for "Anything for You." This is her 13th Grammy nomination.

Also, New Orleans native and three-time Grammy winner Harry Connick Jr. is nominated once again, in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, for his album, "True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter."

Two New Orleans groups are nominated in the category of Best Regional Roots Music Album, which often includes local artists. The New Orleans Nightcrawlers are nominated for "Atmosphere." Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours are nominated for the 2020 album which bears the band's name.

Songs and albums released between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020 were eligible for nominations this year. Winners will be announced at the live show on Jan. 31 on CBS and WWL-TV Channel 4.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 03: Singer Ledisi peforms onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 3, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)