Cynthia Erivo wins “Best Musical Theatre Album” at 2017 Grammy Awards

Cynthia Erivo a singer and actress born in London to Nigerian immigrants won a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of the musical “The Color Purple.”

Erivo was also a performer on Grammy night, as she joined John Legend for the show’s In Memoriam segment.

The pair sang a simple cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” while a montage of clips of musicians who died over the past year, like Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Prince, Phife Dawg, played in the background.

Cynthia Erivo wins “Best Musical Theatre Album” at 2017 Grammy Awards

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