The Strokes secure their very first GRAMMY for 2020's 'The New Abnormal'

2021's 'Best Rock Album'
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes
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Big congrats are in order for New York City's The Strokes, who just received their very first GRAMMY at the 2021 ceremonies.

The band's 2020 album The New Abnormal has taken home the trophy for one of the pre-show awards, beating out Fontaines D.C., Michael Kiwanuka, Grace Potter, and Sturgill Simpson.

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The Strokes arrived back on the scene after 2013's Comeback Machine and a seven-year break with an album title that we could all get behind in these trying times.

Speaking with RADIO.COM's Bryce Segall in late 2020, singer Julian Casablancas explained, however, that the idea for The New Abnormal came about "during all those crazy Malibu fires," he said. "Basically everything burned around the studio where we were -- That was something the governor had said about the fires, and it had a cool universal ring to it too which proved to be [able to be] applied to different things."

Not only is it the Recording Academy's top Rock album of the year, it's also singer Billie Eilish's favorite record! Literally the very best accolades one can get!

Huge congrats to Julian and the whole crew! Follow along with RADIO.COM's 2021 GRAMMYs coverage right here.

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