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By Terry Rockette
Singer-songwriter Roy Keisha Rockette was nominated for this year’s 66th Annual Grammy Awards for her dynamic contributions to Dej Jam’s billboard-charting R&B songstress Coco Jones’ Grammy nominated EP, “What I Didn’t Tell You.”
Known in Hollywood as Rockette, she co-wrote Jones’ breakout platinum single ICU, as well as co-wrote Caliber and Headline and performed vocals on some of the tracks. Rockette was nominated for Best R&B song alongside Jones at this year’s Grammys. A platinum song, ICU charted number six on Billboard Hot 100 and won a BET award and a NAACP award.
Going up against some stiff competition and beating out SZA and Victoria Monét, among others, Rockette and her team won a Grammy for best R&B performance of the year.
Rockette has worked with and written songs for other famous musicians including Justin Timberlake, Ella Mai, K Michelle, Inayah Lamis, Ne-yo, Jordin Sparks and others.
Rockette is a graduate of Water Valley High School and Ole Miss, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in theater.
As a little girl, she was raised by her grandmother Maudie Rockette in Water Valley and graduated from Water Valley High School. Maudie allowed Rockette to take multiple bookings, singing at several Watermelon Carnival pageants, and in churches. She also entered and won several local talent shows.