Following the release of the nomination list of the 66th Grammy Awards by the Recording Academy earlier on Friday, Nigerian singers are showing the power of Afrobeats in the world’s music industry as they bagged various places in the list.
In this piece, BlackBox Nigeria highlights the Nigerian artists who secured nominations in different categories of the global outstanding award.
Our check shows that eight superstars in the Nigerian music space are in the long list of the nomination. Here’s it in details.
For the first time ever, YBNL music lead Olamide and his protege, Asake received their Grammy nominations for their collaborative hit song “Amapiano” in the category of Best African Music Performance.
Again, Burna Boy got another nomination for “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” for Best Melodic Rap Performance, while “I Told Them…” made it to Best Global Music Album as “Alone” got Best Global Music Performance, and “City Boys” for Best African Music Performance.
The popular 30 billion crooner, David Adeleke, also known as Davido bagged nominations for Best Global Album for his comeback album, “Timeless”, Best African Performance for his global hit song “Unavailable,” and Best Global Music Performance for his song “Feel.”
Meanwhile, Ayra Starr was nominated in the Best African Music Performance category for the worldwide hit “Rush”, while Fireboy DML earned a nomination in the Album of the Year category for his contributions to Jon Batiste’s “World Music Radio.”
CKay earned a Grammy nomination for his work on Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure,” which was nominated for Album of the Year. Tems’ nomination came from her contribution to Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up.”