Breaking! Burna Boy wins first-ever Grammy for ‘Twice as Tall’
Burna Boy has won at the Grammy for ‘Twice as Tall’ under the Best Global Music Album category.
The Nigerian star beat other nominees in the category, including Malian band Tinariwen and U.S. band Antibalas.
It is the second Grammy nomination for the Nigerian singer as his first nomination was in 2019 for his “African Giant” album, in the same category. Though he lost at the awards last year, music critics predict that he has better chances at a win this year.
In 2013, Burna Boy released his first studio album, “LIFE” — an acronym for “Leaving an Impact For Eternity.”
Burna Boy followed the release of LIFE with two albums; “Redemption” in 2015 and “Outside” in 2018 that included Kanye West endorsed song, “Ye”, which has over 129 million views on YouTube.
After “Ye” garnered the attention of the international music community, his 2019 “African Giant” album got high acclaim.
It got him his first Grammy Nomination, a win at the MTV EMA, and a nod from former U.S. president Barack Obama on his favourite songs of 2019 list.
In 2019, Burna Boy caused a stir on social media, when he demanded that the Coachella music festival management list his name in bigger letters, after his name was originally written in small fonts.
He was also vocal during the #EndSARS protests last year, sponsoring #EndSARS billboards in major locations across Nigeria, setting up a relief fund for victims of police brutality and released “20.10.2020” honouring the protesters who died
Via Peoples Gazette