Chicago house/R&B group Ten City‘s new album was nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Released through Ultra Music, Judgement is the group’s first album in 27 years. The release is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Other nominees in the category include Black Coffee‘s Subconsciously, Illenium‘s Fallen Embers, Major Lazer‘s Music is the Weapon (Reloaded), Marshmello‘s Shockwave, and Sylvan Esso‘s Free Love.
This is the first time Ten City (along with Marshmello, Illenium, Major Lazer, and Black Coffee) have been nominated.
Ten City (derived from the word “intensity”) released their first album, Foundation, in 1989 and released four more afterwards. Their last album before Judgement, That Was Then, This is Now, came out in 1994. Formerly known as Ragtyme, the original group consisted of vocalist Byron Stingily, guitarist Herb Lawson, and keyboardist Byron Burke with help from producer Marshall Jefferson. Their 1989 single “That’s the Way Love Is” reached #1 on the US dance chart. Stingily eventually left the group and became a solo artist.
The album was produced by Stingily and Jefferson, minus former members. Stream the album’s single, “Devotion,” across platforms here.
This year’s Grammy ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on January 31st, 2022.