These are the top 10 African artists with Grammys awards in the recording academy database.
However, there are more than 10 but Mp3bullet focuses on notable mainstreams in the African music space, and here are the top 10 African artists with Grammys awards.
See also: Lists of African Grammy award winners
As coined from Wikipedia ‘Grammy award is an award presented by the American learned academy of musicians, recording engineers, and producers, and other musical experts to acknowledge achievements and attainment in the world music industry.
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Below is the list of Africans creatives with Grammy awards
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – South Africa
A World Famous South African Singing choral Group founded by Joseph Shabalala, known for its role in introducing traditional Zulu choral music to the world.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo became one of South Africa’s most prolific recording artists, with their releases receiving gold and platinum disc honors.
They are the most awarded African creatives in history with five Grammy awards
Angélique Kidjo – Benin Republic
Angélique Kidjo is a Republic of Benin singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, sometimes regarded as heroic, because of her artistic longevity.
Her musical influences include the Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles;
Angélique Kidjo is four (4) time Grammys award winner.
Ali Farka Touré
Late Ali Farka Touré Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent’s most globally acclaimed musicians, known for his derivative blends of traditional Malian music.
Ali Farka Touré is a three (3) time Grammys award Winner.
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Owuor Arunga is a Kenyan jazz trumpeter, born in Kisumu in kenya.
Owuor Arunga is a three (3) time Grammys award Winner
Soweto Gospel Choir
Soweto Gospel Choir is a South African Singing choral Group of more than 30-member, known for ensembling and blending the elements of African gospel.
Soweto Gospel Choir is three (3) time Grammys Award Winners.
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, afrobeat superstar and one of the forerunners of afro-pop culture.
Burna Boy has won (1x) Grammys award
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, afrobeat heavyweight, one of the forerunners of the Afrobeat movement.
Wizkid has won (1x) Grammys award
Tinariwen is a group of Tuareg musicians from the north of Mali consist of various guitar professionals sometimes considered as the guitar gods.
Tinariwen has won (1x) Grammys award
Oumou Sangare is a Malian singer and songwriter, known for supporting women’s rights through wassoulou, a genre of popular music derived from vocals and traditional instrumental of rural southern Mali.
Oumou Sangare has won (1x) Grammys award.
Youssou Ndour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter and composer, according to Rolling Stone magazine in 2004, he is “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and a considerable part of Africa.
Youssou Ndour has won (1x) Grammys award
Top 10 African artistes with Grammy awards
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- Angélique Kidjo
- Ali Farka Touré
- Owuor Arunga
- Soweto Gospel Choir
- Burna Boy
- Oumou Sangare
- Youssou Ndour