"Black Moon Rising" was the first Black Pumas single, and it set the tone for their sound: Burton's vocal loud and clear with spacious drums, strings, and organ. It was released in 2018, then included on their self-titled debut album the following year. The group got a lot of attention on some of the more eclectic radio stations in America, and in 2019 they got a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2020, their song "Colors
" (from the same album) got a nomination for Record Of The Year; they performed that song at the ceremony, which took place in March 2021.