When the 2018 GRAMMY nominations were revealed Tuesday morning (Nov. 28), Liberian, American, singer/songwriter and producer, Cyrus Deshield got a word that he has earned himself a GRAMMY AWARD nomination and it brought him joy. Something he’d longed for, for many years of sleepless nights in his studio.
In an intimate conversation with Cyrus, he proudly laughed with joy and told me, “how hard he had to overworked to have come this far.” He sounded so happy and amazed at the same time. I could feel all the struggles and many long nights he had to stay up to work hoping that one day it will all make sense.
Cyrus is Nominated for his participation in composing “Start Over” and “Party life” on legendary, R&B, musical sensation, Musiq Soulchild’s Newly released Album “Feel the Real” The Grammy nomination is for Best R&B Album. With a masterful skill for writing and a unique soulful voice unlike you have ever heard, Cyrus is ready to take his career to the next level.
Born in Rhode Island, Cyrus returned to his families homeland of Liberia, Cyrus considers it a blessing to not have only experienced his own culture of Liberia, but also the cultures of Ghana, and Ivory Coast as a child because that was how his inspiration and love for music grew.
At the age of 15, Cyrus began to sing and perform, 2 years later he signed with A&M/Interscope Records. It was during this time that he learned how to write music, and overall produce records professionally.
2017 is the year Cyrus made his breakthrough as a songwriter, writing, and co-producing 50% of Bell Biv DeVoes’ (Three Stripes) new album. While the BBD album charted and instantly became a fan favorite. Cyrus then collaborated on 2 songs with Musiq Soul Child for his album “Feel the real” which included his lead single (Start Over) which charted at #11 on the Billboard Urban AC. The album debut at #1 and went on to earn a Best R&B Album Grammy nomination. Cyrus DeShield shows no slowing down, later was featured on (Sony Music) Artist Dee–1 (gospel rapper) which features Cyrus DeShield and currently has records slated for release with (Fox’s Empire) Bryshere Gray A.k.a. Yaz the Greatest.
Dreams of becoming a signed songwriter became reality in 2011 when he signed with Universal Music Publishing Group. But it was the move to ATL in 2014 that set a lot of good things in motion for him. While preparing to make his debut with his own project EP titled (The 8 Summers Project), which is an ode to the time it took to master his craft. Cyrus has been doing his best to be where his talents are needed. When you listen to his music you instantly see why there is a lot of optimism and excitement about this Artist. Cyrus Knows it takes patience and lots of optimism to last in an industry that is constantly changing, so the goal is to let the music do the talking, keep working and surrounding himself with people with nothing but good intentions and love for the culture. This is just the beginning!
•Co-Wrote/Co-produced two songs on ‘Start Over’ (Musiq SoulChild), including lead single ‘Start Over’ and ‘Party life’ (2017) • 2018 Best R&B Album Grammy Nomination for ( Musiq Soulchild) ‘Feel the Real”
• Wrote/Co-produced 50% (four songs) on ‘Three Stripes’ (BBD), including the hit singles
‘Finally’ and ‘I’m Betta’ (2017)• Featured in ‘I’m Betta’ (BBD) official music video (2017)• Toured with Keyshia Cole (2006)• Featured Artist on her first album ‘The Way It Is’ (2005) (superstar)
Earlier this year ( May 19/2017), he posted this photo with this caption;
The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11 p.m. ET and 4:30–8 p.m. PT.
If Cyrus isn’t goals then, I don’t know what’s goals.
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