Body Count win 2021 GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance

Body Count's Bum-Rush beat the likes of Code Orange's Underneath and Poppy's Bloodmoney at this year's GRAMMYs.

Body Count win 2021 GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance
Emily Carter

Ice-T's California metallers Body Count have scooped the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best Metal Performance.

The band's 2020 track Bum-Rush – taken from their Carnivore album – beat nominees Code Orange (Underneath), In This Moment (The In-Between), Poppy (Bloodmoney) and Power Trip (Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live).

Speaking to Consequence Of Sound in December, Ice admitted he was also rooting for Power Trip and the late Riley Gale to win the award. "If Power Trip were to win this GRAMMY, I'd absolutely have no problems with it," he said. "It would be just like I won the GRAMMY ’cause [Riley] was my guy."

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Discussing the nomination, the frontman said, "Well, I think my first reaction was more insane when we got nominated for the album before this [Bloodlust], when we got nominated for Black Hoodie. I thought it was a joke. I couldn't believe it.

"Now, for us to get a nomination on our next album after that, I was, like, 'Really?!' I guess somebody over there at the GRAMMYs really enjoys what I'm doing. So, it's a very exciting moment. We lost last time. I think just to be nominated, it sounds corny, with all the thousands and thousands of records that come out every year, is a great accomplishment and we'll take that. Of course, we want to win but it's mind-blowing."

Check out Ice-T's 2021 acceptance speech below:

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