Singer and songwriter Muni Long is now a Grammy winner. Her hit single “Hrs & Hrs” won Best R&B Performance at the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 5).
“What a night. It’s just hitting me this morning that I’m now an award winning artist. Thank you so much @recordingacademy,” Long wrote in an Instagram caption. “I love my team to the stars and back!!!”
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In a 2021 interview with Rated R&B, Long shared the story behind creating the heartwarming tune, “This one is just a vibe. I was washing dishes, and it was just a very monotonous task. I hate cleaning up. So I decided to listen to some tracks while I was washing dishes,” she told Rated R&B.
She continued, “This one came up, and I just started freestyling. I would every now and then use my elbow to start it over from the top. I think I wrote the song in maybe 20 minutes, and I went in the studio a couple of days later and recorded it. It’s probably my favorite song to sing live. It’s just so beautiful.”
“Hrs & Hrs” was first released on Long’s sophomore EP, Public Display of Affection, in November 2021.
The breakthrough single went to No. 1 on urban radio and Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. It stayed atop the latter list for eight weeks.
“Hrs & Hrs” became Long’s first Billboard Hot 100 entry, debuting at No. 83 in January 2022, and it eventually peaked at No. 16 the following month.
Long is nominated for Best New Artist and Best R&B Song (“Hrs & Hrs”).
Stream “Hrs & Hrs” by Muni Long below.