‘Grammy nomination for JaVale McGee’: Former Lakers center achieves rare feat with Justin Bieber’s “Changes”

Raahib Singh
|Published November 29, 2020

3-time NBA Champion JaVale McGee has been nominated for a Grammy Award

JaVale McGee has been a busy man this year. He was a centerpiece to making the Lakers the top side in the West. Apparently, on top of that, he was also busy producing Justin Bieber’s album ‘Changes’.

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This isn’t JaVale’s first dive into the music industry. Back in 2018, McGee released a rap solo. His music/producer alter-ego ‘Pierre’ released a single named “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Nothin’.” You can listen to the song here:

JaVale McGee also contributed to Bieber’s track named ‘Available’.

JaVale McGee gets nominated for a Grammy

The Grammy nominations came out earlier this week. With all the hustle going around in the NBA, people overlooked the finer details for a second. Now that things have settled down a bit, people realized that McGee has also made the cut among the nominees.

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The album is nominated for the ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’. McGee, being one of the producers is credited for the same as well.

Famous athletes that have been nominated for Grammy

There have been a few athletes who have crossed over the lines of their regular profession and made their way to the other side. Here is the list of the elite few who have managed this feat:

1. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was nominated for the Grammy award twice in his lifetime. Once while he was still known as Cassius Clay, and again after becoming Muhammad Ali.

2. Magic Johnson

After being diagnosed with HIV in 1991, Magic went to write a book called ‘What you can do to avoid AIDS’, which he turned into an audiobook. He won a Grammy for the same in 1993.

3. Oscar De La Hoya

Apart from being a world-class boxer, he was also a Latin Pop Star. Back in 2000, he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Journalist and Content Strategist at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him towards TSR. He started playing basketball at 14 and has been following the NBA since 2013. His entry into the basketball world perfectly coincided with Stephen Curry putting the league on notice. Having followed the league for a long time, he decided to use his knowledge to become a sportswriter with The SportsRush in 2020. Raahib loves to put up some shots in his spare time, watch Cricket, Formula 1, and/or read a nice thriller.

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