Burna Boy is on the verge of making history as he may win a Grammy award with his own original work prior to Sikiru Adepoju the only Nigerian recorded individual winner in history.
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held in and within the Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles on March 14, 2021, and Burna Boy’s chances of winning are definitely higher based on familiarity theory regardless.
Burna Boy‘s album ‘African Giant’ lost to Angelique Kidjo’s Celia album in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, In the category previously known as ‘Best World Music Album‘ and now ‘Best Global Music‘
However, It was a significant moment that inspired Burna Boy on the journey to the album ‘Twice as Tall’ as well as expressing some of the experience in some track.
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Fast forward to 2021 and Burna Boy bagged yet another grammy nomination with his fifth studio album, this time he will contend against Antibalas (Fu Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters) and Tinariwen (Amadjar)
Antibalas is an American, based in Brooklyn, a typical afrobeat band that samples Fela Kuti‘s Africa 70 band, and ‘Fu Chronicles’ is their seventh studio album released in February 2020.
Bebel Gilberto is a Brazilian-American famous singer often associated with samba style, her parents are both musical icons, her father was a famous singer, songwriter and guitarist, renowned pioneer of bossa nova and her mother was a Brazilian singer, composer and songwriter.
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Agora is her 8th independent studio album released in 2020.
Anoushka Shankar is a British Indian (citizens of the United Kingdom whose ancestral origins are from India), professional sitar player and composer.
‘Love letter’ is her 10th studio album and was released in 2020.
Tinariwen is a group of Tuareg (southwestern Libya) band from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.
‘Amadjar’ is the 8th album from the group and was released in 2019.