Burna Boy, Nigerian singer, has won the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category at the 2021 Grammy Awards for ‘Twice As Tall‘, his 2020 project.
His album saw off competition from Antibalas’ ‘The Fu Chronicles’, Bebel Gilberto’s ‘Agora’, Anoushka Shankar’s ‘Love Letters’ and Tinariwen’s ‘Amadjar’ to clinch the much-coveted gong at the award ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Burna Boy is winning the prestigious award for the first time. This is also the second time the ‘Ye’ crooner will be nominated for the Grammy Awards.
He was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category for his ‘African Giant‘ album last year but lost to Angelique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter.
The feat is yet another evidence of the singer’s heroics in the global music industry since he rode to the limelight in 2012.
Burna Boy had explained last year how his first Grammy loss left him “totally sick” and how the attendant experience informed his choice of ‘Twice As Tall’ as the title for his fifth album.
“Sick. Totally sick. But my musical Mother@angeliquekidjo told me everything I needed to understand about the Grammys. So now, I’m ‘Twice as Tall’ (that’s the name of my next album by the way dropping in July by the grace of the most High),” he had said.
The development comes at about the same time when Wizkid won his first-ever Grammy for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ a 2019 song by Beyonce, American singer.
This year’s edition of the awards was earlier scheduled for January but was postponed amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, Wizkid, Nigerian singer, won his first-ever Grammy award for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, a 2019 song by Beyonce, American singer.
The project won the ‘Best Music Video’ category at the award ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sunday.
‘Brown Skin Girl’, a track off Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift,‘ was nominated for the category alongside ‘Life Is Good’, a song by Future featuring Drake, ‘Lockdown’ by Anderson Park, ‘Adore You’ by Harry Styles, and ‘Goliath’ by Woodkid.
Beyonce had last year released the visuals for the project which also featured Blue Ivy Carter, her first daughter with Jay-Z, and Saint JHN.
The development further stretches what has been an impressive run for the hit song since its release.
The song had won the ‘Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration’ category at the 2020 edition of the NAACP Image Awards.
It had also earned Wizkid his second entry into the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2019.
This year’s edition of the Grammys was earlier scheduled for January but postponed amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.