US-based Guyanese rapper SAINt JHN wins two Grammys

United States-based Guyanese rapper SAINt JHN won two Grammy awards at last Sunday’s 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Born Carlos St. John Phillips, the singer was thrilled to learn that his song ‘Roses,’ which was originally released in 2016 and remixed by Kazakh musician Imanbek Zeikenov, cop a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording.

Another song, ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ a collaboration with Beyonce, her daughter Blue Ivy and Wizkid from “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack album, took home the Grammy for Best Music Video.

While he was not officially announced as an awardee, at the beginning of the ‘Brown Skin Girl’ track, the singer can be heard harmonizing with Blue Ivy. The award is shared with performers, directors, and producers associated with the winning video.

Following the wins, JHN shared the news with his 80,000 followers on Twitter, where he tweeted, “Two songs I wrote won Grammys today in real life. Imagine not believing in me a year ago.”