Burnaboy, Wizkid Nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards


Damini Ogulu alias Burnaboy has been nominated for the 2021 Grammy Awards. The singer has bagged a second shot at winning the prestigious award for his latest album ‘Twice As Tall’.

The talented singer was nominated on Monday for the World Music Album nomination alongside Wizkid, Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tianariwen.

For Wizkid, another top Nigerian artist, it was his feature in Beyoncé’s Brownskin girl song. The song’s video is nominated for Best Music Video.

Antibalas is an American afrobeat band modelled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band while Bebel Gilberto is a popular Brazilian-American singer.

Anoushka Shankar is a British Indian sitar player and composer while Tianariwen is a group of northern Malian singers.

In October, the Recording Academy announced the renaming of the ‘Best World Music Album’ to ‘Best Global Music Album.’

Burna Boy, 29, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category in January 2020. Beninese music legend, Angelique Kidjo, won the award.

‘Twice As Tall’ which is Burna Boy’s fifth album was released in August. Burna Boy, his mum cum manager, Bosede Ogulu, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, were the executive producers.

The album was produced by Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean, and many more.

It also featured guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

South Africa’s Trevor Noah and host of popular “The Daily Show’s” will host the event in January.


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