Even though the hosts of the Awards ceremony on Sunday night announced Donald Glover’s stage-moniker as “Childish Gambino,” he’s still planning to retire the name. During a chat with reporters backstage, the musician and actor confirmed that he wouldn’t be going by that moniker for much longer.
The 34-year-old, who recently welcomed a child into the world, said he “stand(s) by that,” and he’s “making a project right now,” and likes “endings” so it’s essential to make progress and move on.
Additionally, he spoke about his performance of the track, “Terrified,” and stated he and his team “made something that felt good,” and they’re just happy to be part of a moment culturally.
Reportedly, the performance was fantastic. On stage, Donald was joined by JD McCrary who intends to voice the young Simba with Glover voicing the character when he’s all grown up. As you may know, it was revealed last year that a highly anticipated Lion King reboot is coming out.
The host, James Corden, talked about Gambino’s performance and said if he weren’t “so talented, lovable, and d*mn charismatic,” people would find him annoying.
Glover has been all over the entertainment industry in recent news. He first signed to Glassnote Records back in 2011 after self-releasing several albums and mixtapes.
On the 15th of November, 2011, Childish Gambino released his first full-length album, Camp, to positive reviews. His next album, Because The Internet, hit shelves on the 10th of December 2013.
As a result of his persistent work, Glover received nominations for five Grammy Awards including Album Of The Year for his record, “Awaken, My Love!” and Record of the Year for “Redbone.” He ended up winning the award for Best Traditional R & B Performance.