The song is nominated for four Grammy Awards at the (,, and ). Soon after, in July 2018, his EP was released in early July 2018.
Glover at a panel for Community at 2010 Glover became known to a wider audience with 's sitcom, which premiered in September 2009. Glover played Troy Barnes, a former high school star quarterback who quickly abandons his former mentality and embraces his, childish side as the result of his friendship with Abed Nadir (played by ). Glover did not return as a full-time cast member for the show's, appearing in the first five of the season's 13 episodes.
Despite speculation that he was leaving to pursue his rap career as Childish Gambino, a series of hand-written notes that Glover posted to revealed that his reasons were more personal, citing a need for projects that offered him more independence as he worked through some personal issues. Although Harmon approached Glover about returning to the show for its sixth season, Glover declined, stating both show and audience would be better served by the closure of his character omitted from the story. In September 2009, he released his second mixtape Poindexter.
A pair of mixtapes, titled I Am Just a Rapper and I Am Just A Rapper 2, were released in close succession in 2010 and followed that July by his fifth mixtape. In March 2010, Glover performed a 30-minute set on the stand-up showcase program. In May 2010, a fan suggested Glover for the role of in the then-upcoming film, encouraging his supporters to retweet the hashtag '#donald4spiderman'. The campaign, originally started to see how far social networking could carry a message, quickly gained a large following. The call for Glover to be allowed to audition for the role was supported by creator. Glover was not given an audition and the role instead went to.
He later revealed that he was never contacted for the role by anyone from. Comics writer, who announced, an African-American version of Spider-Man, a year later, said he had conceived of the character before Glover's campaign went viral.
Bendis gave credit to Glover for influencing the new hero's looks for Spider-Man; Bendis has said, 'I saw him in the costume [on Community] and thought, 'I would like to read that book. ' Glover later voiced this incarnation of Spider-Man on the animated series.