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Donelle Smith is the VI’s 1st Grammy Award winner

- says dreams manifest when you want them to
Donelle Smith aka 'Phyzic' made history for the {British] Virgin Islands, following his Grammy Award win last night, Sunday, February 4, 2024. Photo: Facebook
Donelle Smith in studio back in 2021. Photo: Facebook
Donelle Smith in studio back in 2021. Photo: Facebook
LOS ANGELES, California, USA- “Dreams manifest when you want them to.” Those are the words of [British] Virgin Islands musician Donelle Smith aka 'Phyzic', following after winning a Grammy Award last night, Sunday, February 4, 2024.

Smith won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Barbie Album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at Arena in California on Sunday night, February 4, 2024.

He is now the first Virgin Islander to have won a Grammy Award.

Smith received the award for his role as one of the key engineers behind the acclaimed Barbie movie soundtrack.

‘Perfect timing kind of situation’

Speaking to JTV Channel 55, in an exclusive interview following his Grammy Award, Smith shared that his involvement in the Barbie project was unexpected, stemming from a studio session with Trinidad James, a major player in the music industry.

Mr Smith said Trinidad James, alongside collaborators Young Fyre and Kaine, opened the door to a project that would go on to make musical history.

“The label was finishing up the soundtrack for the Barbie movie, so Kaliii was actually coming to the studio that night to record her verse for the song. She was coming to work on another song too, so you could say it was like a perfect timing kind of situation.”

Meanwhile, Theron James of Rock City was awarded the Songwriter of the Year (Non-Classical) award.

He is the second in the history of the USVI to have received a Grammy Award.

8 Responses to “Donelle Smith is the VI’s 1st Grammy Award winner”

  • Drift (05/02/2024, 16:06) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up on the grammy, keep working. Who is his parents and which village he's from if anyone here knows.
  • Nice (05/02/2024, 18:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • huh (05/02/2024, 18:38) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Theron who? Ptfo
  • WooHoo (05/02/2024, 21:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We LOVE TO SEE IT!!!! Love how the youth are putting the VI on the map. We have so much the world is yet to see.
  • Really (06/02/2024, 04:53) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Mostly transgenders get a Grammy so he's a sold out freemason. Don't follow these wicked people. Don't comment bull crap with me comment because you all NEVER been censored that means you all take nothing important. My comments are censored like crazy so pure educated I AM. You all just mad because I don't spit the same bullsh.. teaching like you all.
  • Gliselle (08/02/2024, 08:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y'all weird congratulations to both Virgin Islandors u guys did great job..

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