Daniel Caesar’s Grammys
Photo Diary

The Rising R&B Star Writes to SSENSE on the Cusp of His First World Tour

  • Photography: Sean Brown & Keavan Yazdani

Few people would have guessed that Oshawa, Ontario would provide one of R&Bs freshest faces in Daniel Caesar. Caesar’s debut LP, Freudian, dropped last year to wide critical acclaim, praised for providing a contemporary take on the grassroots of the genre. The choir-trained son of a Jamaican gospel singer, Caesar’s musical pedigree flows through his heartfelt, sensuous ballads. Freudian garnered support from everyone from Barack Obama to Kendall Jenner, earning Caesar two Grammy nominations: one for Best R&B Album and another for Best R&B Performance. On the cusp of his first world tour, Caesar wrote SSENSE a letter reflecting on his whirlwind ascent and his first trip to the Grammys. The letter is accompanied by a photo diary of the weekend’s festivities in New York, shot by his creative directors Sean Brown and Keavan Yazdani.

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Daniel Caesar, Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans, & Keavan Yazdani

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Justine Skye, Daniel Caesar and Hailey Baldwin

Lyor Cohen and Daniel Caesar

  • Photography: Sean Brown & Keavan Yazdani
  • Production: Zach Macklovitch