Burna Boy becomes first Nigerian to bag consecutive Grammy Awards nominations

Burna Boy becomes first Nigerian to bag consecutive Grammy Awards nominations

Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy has emerged the first Nigerian to be nominated for the Grammy awards in two consecutive years.

Specifically, Burna Boy, real name –Damini Ogulu – was nominated in the Best Global Music category of the 62nd Grammys.

The Nigerian star bagged the nomination for his Twice as Tall album which he released this year. Equally important, Burna Boy was nominated for the same award he lost to legendary Beninese singer and songwriter; Angelique Kidjo, who has won the Grammys four times.

Burna Boy’s new album is presently nominated in the Best Global Music Category; contending with other albums such as FU CHRONICLES by Antibalas; AGORA by Bebel Gilberto; LOVE LETTERS by Anoushka Shankar and AMADJAR by Tinariwen.

This was disclosed in a list released by the Grammy Awards organisers.

Meanwhile, Burna Boy has reacted to the nomination on social media. He took to his verified handle on the microblogging site, Twitter where he tweeted: “Another one.”

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Twice as Tall is the fifth studio album by Burna Boy. It was released on August 14, 2020, by Spaceship Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Warner Music. The 15-track album is a mixture of Afrobeats, dancehall, pop and hip hop.

Two other Nigerian artistes, Tiwa Savage and Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid; also featured on the 63rd Grammys nominee list with vocals on Cold Play’s album; as well as ‘Brown Skin Girl’ Video where Beyonce featured Wizkid.

Sade Adu is the only Nigerian-born artiste who has received the coveted award four times. Also, artistes like King Sunny Ade (KSA), Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Babatunde Olatunji were nominated for their original works.

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will recognize the best recordings, compositions and artistes of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020.

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