Famous as :Jazz singer, bassist
Birth Date :1984
Birth Place :Portland, Oregon, USA
Claim to fame :Album "Esperanza" (2008)
Esperanza Spalding was the name which became famous and infamous at the same time when she won Best New Artist category at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Little known before the prestigious event, the jazz singer beat the odds when her name was called out instead of more established names such as Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence and the Machine and Mumford & Sons. She became the first jazz artist to win the category.