Following the announcement of the nominees for the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Olamide and Ayra Starr have made history in the Recording Academy and Nigeria.
KOKO TV NG reports that Burna Boy, who earned four nominations in the 2024 Grammy list, has officially become the first Nigerian artist with the most nominations in the award’s history.
He also became the first Nigerian artist to earn a Grammy nomination in 5 consecutive years (2019-2023).
Burna Boy’s ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ becomes the first African song to earn a nomination in the Rap category. It was nominated in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category.
The song will contest the gong with Doja Cat’s ‘Attention’, Drake & 21 Savage’s ‘Spin Bout U’, SZA’s ‘Low’, and Lil Durk and J. Cole’s ‘All My Life.’
Similarly, 21-year-old singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, has made history as the youngest Nigerian to bag a Grammy nomination.
Her hit song ‘Rush’ was nominated in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.
Meanwhile, Olamide has also made history as the first Nigerian rapper to bag a Grammy nomination.
Olamide’s collaborative song with Asake, ‘Amapiano’, was nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category.
‘Amapiano’ will contest the award with Davido’s ‘Unavailable’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’
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