Beck’s father has been revealed to have contributed to one of Beyoncé’s albums – leading to hopes that Beck and Kanye West can end their feud over the fact that Beck beat Beyoncé in the Best Album category at this year’s Grammy Awards.
As highlighted in a post on Reddit, David Campbell, a music arranger, conductor and composer, did the string arrangement and conducting for Beyoncé’s 2006 record ‘B’Day’, which won the Grammy for best contemporary R&B album that year.
Campbell has also contributed to a host of other chart-topping albums, including Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’, Adele’s ’21’, Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ and Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’.
When Beck made his way to the stage to accept his Grammy Award for ‘Morning Phase’ last month, he was followed by Kanye West, a reference to West’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs. West did not interrupt Beck’s acceptance, but later said that the award should have gone to fellow nominee Beyoncé and that Beck should “respect artistry” and hand the award over to her.
The rapper recently took to Twitter to issue a public apology to Beck following the incident. Asked about it during a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, he added: “Yeah, I misconstrued [the situation], but I think everybody has the right to an opinion, everybody has a right to be wrong… I expressed my opinion and I take the weight of it.”