it is known under the name of Childish Gambino, mcDJ, or by his real name Donald Glover, the artist of 35 years juggles easily with her hats rapper, singer, DJ, actor, screenwriter, film director and dancer for years. In 2017 already, it was ranked by the magazine Time in its annual list of most influential people in the world. “It embodies this idea of his generation who said that we can do what we want, and change what you want, all the time” comment, then the actress Tina Fey, his mentor since its inception. Sunday night, he has once again marked the spirits by winning four awards at the ceremony of Grammy Awards for his title This is America .
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● music-beyond the codes In 2013, Childish Gambino wrote a script of 75 pages to accompany his album “Because the Internet”. ANGELA WEISS/AFP
Donald McKingley Glover Jr. has met with success in the music industry under the name of Childish Gambino in 2010 with his EP I Am Just a Rapper , but he had already started composing years ago under the name of mcDJ. In 2002, he produced his first mixtape, The Younger I get , while he was still studying at the university. However, in an interview with Spin in 2011, the rapper denies categorically and completely the project, that it deems worthy of a “Drake decrepit”. A desire to be freed of the dictates of the music industry, it illustrates again in 2013, when he made the choice to write a script of 75 pages to accompany his album Because the Internet , and the launch of a new way to consume music.
● for the comedy
At the university, Donald Glover is quickly noticed by his peers for his talents in writing, which will be considered as quickly as a future is certain for the young man in the comedy. To reason, since it is spotted in 2006 by the actress Tina Fey while he was still a student, who recruited him into his team of screenwriters for 30 Rock , a series of satirical inspired by her experience at the show Saturday Night Live . But it is above all for his role in the series Community that it is identify to the general public. Subsequently, he decides to write and perform his own comedy, Atlanta , which focuses on two cousins who are trying to break into the middle of the rap in Atlanta. The series won two trophies at the Emy Awards and two Golden Globes in 2017, in the categories of best actor in a comedy series and best directing for a comedy series, which reinforces a little more the growing reputation of the artist.
● Childish Gambino for the win
Appointed twice to the Grammy Awards in 2015, in the category of best rap album for Because the Internet , and the best performance rap to his song 3005 , Childish Gambino leaves empty-handed. Three years later, the appointments are doubled: Awaken, My Love! competing for the prize of album of the year and best urban album contemporary while its title Redbone is trying on the side of the record of the year, best R&B song and the best performance R&B. He will not die in this last category. During the press conference, he confirmed his desire to finish with his alter ego music, despite the success that he has harvested. “I like the endings, I think they are important to progress. […] It forces things to become better.”
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The recognition of the Recording Academy comes to him, especially this year, when he marks the history of the ceremony of the Grammy awards by winning the award of the record of the year and song of the year for his song, rap, This is America , despite the accusations of plagiarism that are aimed. This is the first double major award for the genre of music, usually shunned by the voters. He also won with this title rewards the best performance/rap song and best video clip. A success all the more remarkable that Childish Gambino has refused to produce on the stage of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where took place the ceremony, and even attend. A choice still unexplained, but which was felt throughout the evening, including the commercial break: viewers were able to discover the teaser of a title unheard of the singer, which will be included in his next album, announced as its last.
● another career on the big screen In “Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover embodies the young Lando Calrissian. Lucasfilm Ltd.
his success on the small screen, Donald Glover learns enough to begin the conquest of the cinema. It appears in various films, like the blockbuster Alone on Mars (2015) with Matt Damon, or Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) with Tom Holland. It must, moreover, his cameo in this last campaign he had undertaken to interpret the hero Peter Parker in the Sony version. At the time of the reboot with Tom Holland, the director Jon Watts has demanded the possibility of him creating a small role in as a wink to the fans disappointed by the decision of Sony.
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The following year, he landed the role of the young Lando Calrissian in the spin-off of the franchise, Star Wars centered on the character of Han Solo. And in 2019, he will be the poster of one of the many Disney movies expected at the turn. Glover will double the voice of Simba as an adult, in the adaptation live action of the Lion King . There will be accompanied by, among others, Beyoncé and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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