Valerie June is having a moment. Yesterday, her song “Call Me A Fool,” featuring Stax legend Carla Thomas was nominated for Best American Roots Song at the upcoming 64th GRAMMY Awards, the first nomination of the celebrated singer-songwriter’s career. “Call Me A Fool” is the lead track from June’s highly acclaimed LP, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, (Fantasy) released in March of this year. Watch the official “Call Me A Fool” music video HERE. The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards on Mon, Jan. 31, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m.
Additionally, “You And I,” the album’s beautifully ethereal lead track is featured in Apple’s brand-new holiday #ShotOniPhone film which debuts globally today. Watch it HERE. The poignant short film is called Saving Simon and was directed by Oscar® Nominee Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar® Nominee Ivan Reitman. Shot entirely on an iPhone 13 Pro, Saving Simon is a story for everyone who can’t wait for the holidays to get here.
June also announced her 2022 headlining tour which kicks off on March 31st in Seattle, WA. Full routing is below. For more information visit https://valeriejune.com/#tour.
The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, John Legend) and Valerie June, has been a critical smash, receiving praise on both sides of the Atlantic from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, The Guardian and many more. Rolling Stone and SPIN both named the album one of the Best Of 2021 so far. June was featured on the cover of Bitter Southerner’s first-ever print magazine, was profiled by The New York Times, performed at the Kennedy Center alongside Angelique Kidjo and Estelle for the Black Women Breaking Ground celebration, and even illustrated and published a book of poetry titled Maps For The Modern World.
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