The 66th Grammy Awards, scheduled for February 4, 2024, at the crypto.com arena in Los Angeles
promises to be a groundbreaking event with the introduction of three new categories.
Among them, the “Best African Music Performance” category stands out
showcasing the rich diversity and talent emerging from the continent.
Leading the pack of nominations is the Afro-fusion maestro, Burna Boy
who has secured multiple nods for his outstanding contributions to the music industry.
His track “Sitting UnTop of the World,” featuring 21 Savage is vying for the “Best Melodic Rap” award.
while his album “I Told Them” is in contention for “Best Global Album.”
Additionally, Burna Boy’s solo efforts, “Alone” and “City Boy”
have earned him nominations for “Best Global Music Performance” and “Best African Music Performance,” respectively.
Breaking records and making history is Ayra Starr
the youngest and first Nigerian female artist nominated for the Grammy Awards.
Her viral single “Rush” has earned her a well-deserved spot in the “Best African Music Performance” category
marking a significant milestone in her burgeoning career.
The YBNL duo, Asake and Olamide, have also made their mark with the infectious “Amapiano”
securing a nomination in the fiercely competitive “Best African Music Performance” category.
Notably, Davido has expressed his elation on social media as he receives his debut Grammy nominations.
His hit single “Feel” has earned him a spot in the “Best Global Music Performance” category
while his album “Timeless” contends for “Best Global Music Album.”
Furthermore, Davido’s collaboration with Musa Keys on “Unavailable”
has landed him a nomination in the “Best African Music Performance” category.
Adding a South African flavor to the mix is breakout sensation Tyla,
whose smash hit “Water” has earned her a nomination in the “Best African Music Performance” category.
As the 2024 Grammy Awards approach, anticipation is high for the representation and celebration
of African talent across these diverse categories, reinforcing the global impact and influence of the continent’s music scene.
Best Melodic Rap Performance
“Sittin’ On Top Of The World,” Burna Boy feat. 21 Savage
“Attention,” Doja Cat
“Spin Bout U,” Drake & 21 Savage
“All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole
Best African Music Performance
“Amapiano,” ASAKE & Olamide
“City Boys,” Burna Boy
“UNAVAILABLE,” Davido feat. Musa Keys
“Rush,” Ayra Starr
Best Global Music Performance
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily – Shadow Forces
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia – Pashto
Burna Boy – Alone
Davido – Feel
Falu & Gaurav Shah (Featuring PM Narendra Modi) – Abundance in Millets
Ibrahim Maalouf Featuring Cimafunk & Tank and the Bangas – Todo Colores
Silvana Estrada – Milagro y Disastre
Best Global Music Album
Bokanté – History
Burna Boy – I Told Them…
Davido – Timeless
Shakti – This Moment
Susana Baca- Epifanías