"Joyce DiDonato’s album Songplay, released by Erato, has earned the 2020 Grammy Award for “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.” This marks Ms. DiDonato’s third Grammy win. She previously won a Grammy for her album Divo/Diva in 2012 and Joyce and Tony: Live in Wigmore Hall in 2016. Songplay unites world-class musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz, and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation, and exchange. Together they create their own musical language, surprising listeners with timeless melodies transformed and universal stories retold over centuries; songs in English, in Italian and – naturally – in the universal language of music." -Representation of Joyce DiDonato
This daring move to try to change Italian tradition has earned Joyce a Grammy Award in America.
Joyce had this to say about her award,
"I’m deeply honored for this recognition by the Recording Academy, and as I said in my speech, NOW is the time for artists to write the songs and play the songs that will bring joy and light and truth into our lives. " -Joyce DiDonato