Sunday, March 14, 2021

Nigeria's Burna Boy takes second crack at Grammys

 Already an Afrobeat superstar and this year a leading voice of his country's youth protests, Nigeria's Burna Boy is now hoping to add a Grammy to his growing list of accomplishments.


Burna Boy has been nominated in the Best Global Music Album category at Sunday's awards for his 2020 album "Twice as Tall", alongside four others including Malian band Tinariwen and US band Antibalas.

It is the second Grammy nomination for the singer who has sold out London's Wembley arena and broken a UK music chart and a Spotify streaming record with his Afrobeat and dancehall style.

He clinched his first nomination in 2019 in the same category, for his "African Giant" album, and while he did not win last year, music critics predict he may have a better chance now.

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