LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 -- GRID Agency (www.GridAgency.com), LA's uniquely innovative fashion and photography agency, congratulates their client Walid Azami (www.WalidAzami.com) for his "Video of the Year" nomination at this year's upcoming Soul Train Awards! The photographer/director, known for his collaborations with some of music's biggest names, beautifully directed the stunning black and white visuals on Tamar Braxton's "Love and War" video, very reminiscent of Herb Ritts' directions for Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" and Madonna's "Cherish."
This is the first Soul Train Award nomination for Walid Azami, who competes against the directors of Robin Thicke and Pharrell's "Blurred Lines" (Diane Martel), Chris Brown's "Fine China" (Chris Brown, Sylvain White), Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice" (The Lil Home, Dave Free, and Dangerookipawaa), Janelle Monae's "Q.U.E.E.N." (Alan Ferguson), and Drake's "Started from the Bottom" (Director X), for this year's award.
"I'm honored to have my video nominated against these guys," said Azami, who has previously worked with Kanye West, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ciara and other industry juggernauts. "I faced many critics who doubted the style and direction we envisioned, but I'm proud to have stood my ground. Tamar is quite beautiful, so filming her wasn't hard at all!"
"Love and War" is the #1 single off Tamar Braxton's second studio album. The star and sister to Toni Braxton is up for 5 Soul Train Awards and will be performing live in addition to Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Ron Isley and many others at this year's ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday, November 8, 2013.
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