Burna Boy Grammy – Over records by Tinariwen, Antibalas, and others, Twice as Tall won the award formerly known as Best World Music Album.
Burna Boy Grammy: Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen were among the nominees for the honor (Amadjar). Burna Boy received his first Grammy Award after being nominated the previous year. Burna Boy performed music from Twice as Tall at the end of the Premiere Ceremony.
Wizkid won Best Music Video for Brown Skin Girl, a song he wrote with Beyoncé for the Lion King: The Gift album.
Blue Ivy, Beyoncé’s daughter, was also a winner on the album.
The artist, video director, and video producer are all honored with the Best Music Video award.
The Recording Academy announced plans to rename the Best World Music Album award to Best Global Music Album in November, citing the need for a “more appropriate, modern, and inclusive definition.” “The shift symbolizes a departure from the colonialism, folk, and ‘non-American’ connotations that the former word represented while responding to new listening patterns and cultural transformation among the diverse populations it can represent,” the statement continued.
Has Burna Boy ever won a Grammy nomination?
Burna Boy was nominated for the same award in 2019 (then known as Best World Music Album) but lost to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 ceremony. Now it’s a thing of the past, he won his category on MARCH 14, 2021.
Kidjo, on the other hand, dedicated her victory to him, saying, “Burna Boy is one of those young African artists who is changing the way our continent is viewed and the way that African music is the backbone of all music.”
A Career in Music (Burna Boy Grammy)
Burna Child, who was born in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt, released his first album, LIFE (which stands for “Leaving an Impact For Eternity”), in 2013.
Following that, Redemption was released in 2015, followed by Outside in 2018, which featured the international hit song Ye.
Burna Boy’s 2019 African Giant album, however, catapulted him onto the international stage and gained him his first Grammy nomination.
Burna has become increasingly outspoken about social issues in Africa, often compared to Nigerian superstar Fela Ransome-Kuti, whose songs he has sampled liberally.
He vowed to never set foot in South Africa again unless the government took action during the xenophobic attacks in the country in 2019, though he has since performed there.
He was also heavily involved in Nigeria’s #EndSARS anti-police brutality protests last year, establishing a fund for victims and releasing a song in honor of those killed on October 20, 2020 at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
He also recently tweeted his support for Senegalese demonstrators who took to the streets after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested.
At the 2021 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, watch Burna Boy slay with performances of “Level Up,” “Onyeka,” and “Ye.”
Burna Boy performed “Level Up,” “Onyeka,” and “Ye” at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, winning three Grammys.
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See “African Giant” Burna Boy Grammys performance “Level Up,” “Onyeka,” and “Ye” from three separate scenes at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony in the video below.
Before his epic collection, the Nigerian superstar won his first career GRAMMY for Best Global Music Album for his 2020 album Twice As Tall. His GRAMMY-winning project includes the songs “Level Up” and “Onyeka.”