66th Grammys Burna Boy, Olamide, Ayra Starr Set New Records

Against the backdrop of the announcement of the nominees for the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, the trio of Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Olamide and Ayra Starr have set new records, Africa Today News, New York reports. 

‘African Giant’ Burna Boy, who bagged four nominations at the 66th Grammys, officially, has now becomes the Nigerian artist with the most nominations in the history of the award (10).

The feat also means that he has now become 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.’

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Meanwhile, Olamide has made history as the first Nigerian rapper to bag a Grammy nomination. His collaborative song with Asake, ‘Amapiano’ was nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.

‘Amapiano’ will contest the award with Davido’s ‘Unavailable’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’

Similarly, 21-year-old 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.

In the same vein, Afrobeat superstar, Davido bagged nominations such as; ‘Timeless’ – Best Global Music Album, and ‘Feel’ – Best Global Music Performance.

An elated Davido took to X to celebrate his feat. He tweeted, “3 nominations at the Grammys!! Delay is not Denial!! ”

The 66th Grammy will be held on February 4, 2024, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

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