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Meet This Week’s Featured Staff Member: Stacie Takaoka


This week, we are shining the spotlight on our Director of Special Projects, Stacie, to learn more about who she is and what she is listening to!

What are your favorite genres of music?

I’ll listen to pretty much anything but Spotify tells me that pop (all throughout the years), hip-hop,a little bit of country are among my most listened to genres.

Do you play an instrument, if so, what and for how long?

Sadly for me, I am not musically inclined.

What appeals to you about music?

I love that you can put music on from the very start, and a baby in the womb will kick. Or how Disney can somehow have two year olds who can barely string together a sentence singing Frozen songs all day. Every. Day. That’s probably the quarantined mama in me talking.

First Concert You Attended?

N SYNC… and Britney Spears opened. Kind of the best thing ever by 1998 standards.

Listen to Stacie’s Top 10 Songs, and 10 songs inspired by Motown: The Sound of Young America, as featured in the GRAMMY Museum Weekly Staff Picks playlist: