The coronavirus pandemic may have cancelled a year’s worth of concerts and album release parties, but Music’s Biggest Night is not only moving ahead right on schedule, it’s set to be as big as ever.
On Tuesday, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The nominations included Nigerian music acts, Burna Boy and Wizkid which immediately sent social media users into celebration mood.
For Burna Boy, this would be his second recognition in the Best Global Music category and it’s for his latest album, ‘Twice As Tall.’ While Wizkid got selected in the Best Music Video category for his feature in Beyonce‘s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ from her ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack album alongside Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce‘s daughter and SAINt JHN.
Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy‘s fourth album, African Giant lost the category to Anqelique Kidjo‘s reimagination of Celia Cruz‘s music on the eponymous, Celia. A few weeks ago, the Recording Academy announced the category formerly known as ‘Best World Music Album’ would become ‘Best Global Music Album.’
If Burna Boy wins, he will become Nigeria’s first Grammy winner since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago. However, for Starboy it’s unclear he would be receiving a plaque as featured act on the song.
Other nominees in the Best Global Music category include Antibalas’s Fu Chronicles, Bebel Gilberto’s Agora, Anoushka Shankar’s Love Letters and Tinariwen’s Amadjar, while Best Music Video features Future’s Life Is Good featuring Drake, Anderson .Paak’s Lockdown, Harry Styles’ Adore You and Woodkid’s Goliath.
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