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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—She was born and raised here in Baltimore, and she’s been in the music business for more than 20 years. Maysa Leaks has done it all.

Now Ron Matz reports she’s basking in the glow of her first GRAMMY nomination.

It took 22 years, but now Baltimore’s own Maysa has her first GRAMMY nomination.

She was hosting a birthday party for her son when she got the call.

“The executive director of the GRAMMY chapter in D.C. called me. I was having my son’s 14th birthday party. The phone rang, and I saw her name. She said ‘Hey, Maysa. I just wanted to tell you you’re nominated for a GRAMMY.’ I just went off. I was so excited. I was crying. I could barely speak. I couldn’t believe it,” said Maysa, GRAMMY nominee.

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She got her start while attending Morgan State University. A friend…

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