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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Burna Boy, Wizkid Win Grammy Awards (See Full List Of Winners)

Burna Boy and Wizkid have become Nigeria’s second and third Grammy winners after Sikiru Adepoju.

Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid, on Sunday night, won their first-ever Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy bagged the much-coveted Grammy award in the ‘Best Global Album’ category for his ‘TWICE AS TALL’ album.

He was nominated alongside Tuareg Desert Rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

This is the second consecutive time Burna Boy has been nominated for the Grammys.

His previous album, ‘African Giant’ was nominated at the 62nd Grammy Awards for ‘Best World Music Album’, the award went to Beninoise singer, Angélique Kidjo, who dedicated the award to Burna Boy and said he was leading the pack of young Africans who will shake up the global music space.

Burna Boy performed a medley of his songs starting with the chorus of “20:10: 20” to “Level Up’ to ‘Onyeka’ and ‘Ye’, complemented by his band ‘The Outsiders.’ His performance was one of the high points of the Grammy Premiere Ceremony.

Congrats Best Global Music Album winner – 'TWICE AS TALL' @burnaboy#GRAMMYs

WATCH NOW ⬇️––#GRAMMYPremiere https://t.co/RxyLdKiyPX pic.twitter.com/gcaxipXkgK

— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 14, 2021

Burnaboy is the first winner of the recently renamed category, formerly known as Best World Music Album.

‘‘This a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world and this should be a lesson to every African out there, no matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it because you are king,’’ Burna Boy, 29, said in his acceptance speech.

Burnaboy’s Grammy award-winning album was executive produced by his mum cum manager, Bosede Ogulu, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

It also featured guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Wizkid, on the other hand, won a Grammy for the Best Music Video’ for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Beyonce’s 2019 hit song. The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director, and video producer.

Their video bested fellow nominees Future with Drake, Anderson.Paak, Harry Styles, and Woodkid

This year’s edition of the Grammys was earlier scheduled for January but postponed amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony washeld in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

See the full list of winners
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana
Best R&B Album

WINNER: John Legend – Bigger Love

Best Progressive R&B Album

WINNER: Thundercat – It Is What It Is

Best R&B Song

WINNER: Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello – Better Than I Imagine

Best Traditional R&B Performance

WINNER: Ledisi – Anything for You
Best Latin Jazz Album

WINNER: Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – Four Questions

Chico Pinhero – City of Dreams
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

WINNER: Maria Schneider Orchestra – Data Lords
Best Jazz Instrumental Album

WINNER: Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade – Trilogy 2

Redman Mehldau McBride Blade – Roundagain
Best Jazz Vocal Album

WINNER: Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez – Secrets Are the Best Stories

Carmen Lundy – Modern Ancestors
Best Improvised Jazz Solo

WINNER: Chick Corea – All Blues

Best Alternative Music Album

WINNER: Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Best Musical Theater Album

WINNER: Jagged Little Pill
Best Comedy Album

WINNER: Tiffany Haddish – Black Mitzvah
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

WINNER: Rachel Maddow – Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Best Children’s Music Album

WINNER: Joanie Leeds – All the Ladies
Best Global Music Album

WINNER: Burna Boy – Twice As Tall
Best Reggae Album

WINNER: Toots & the Maytals – Got to Be Tough
Best Regional Roots Music Album

WINNER: New Orleans Nightcrawlers – Atmosphere
Best Folk Album

WINNER: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – All the Good Times
Best Contemporary Blues Album

WINNER: Fantastic Negrito – Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Best Traditional Blues Album

WINNER: Bobby Rush – Rawer Than Raw
Best Bluegrass Album

WINNER: Billy Strings – Home
Best Americana Album

WINNER: Sarah Jarosz – World on the Ground
Best American Roots Song

WINNER: John Prine – I Remember Everything
Best American Roots Performance

WINNER: John Prine – I Remember Everything
Best Song Written for Visual Media

WINNER: Billie Eilish – No Time to Die
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

WINNER: Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

WINNER: Jojo Rabbit
Best Contemporary Classical Composition

WINNER: Christopher Rouse – Rouse: Symphony No. 5
Best Classical Compendium

WINNER: Isabel Leonard – Thomas, M.T.: From the Diary of Anne Frank & Matt Haimovitz – Woolf, L.P.: Fire and Flood
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

WINNER: Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton – Smyth: The Prison
Best Classical Instrumental Solo

WINNER: Richard O’Neill – Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

WINNER: Pacifica Quartet – Contemporary Voices
Best Choral Performance

WINNER: James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers – Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua.
Best Opera Recording

WINNER: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera
Best Orchestral Performance

WINNER: Los Angeles Philharmonic – Ives: Complete Symphonies
Best Tropical Latin Album

WINNER: Grupo Niche – 40
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

WINNER: Natalia Lafourcade – Un Canto por México, Vol. 1
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

WINNER: Rito Paez – La Conquesta del Espacio
Producer of the Year, Classical

WINNER: David Frost
Best Engineered Album, Classical

WINNER: Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar”
Best Remixed Recording

WINNER: Saint Jhn – Roses (Imanbek Remix)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

WINNER: Beck – Hyperspace
Best Historical Album

WINNER: Mister Rogers – It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers
Best Album Notes

WINNER: The Replacements – Dead Man’s Pop
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

WINNER: Wilco – Ode to Joy
Best Recording Package

WINNER: Desert Sessions – Vols. 11 & 12
Best Roots Gospel Album

WINNER: Fisk Jubilee Singers – Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

WINNER: Kanye West – Jesus Is King
Best Gospel Album

WINNER: PJ Morton – Gospel According to PJ.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

WINNER: Zach Williams & Dolly Parton – There Was Jesus
Best Gospel Performance/Song

WINNER: Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music – Movin’ On
Best New Age Album

WINNER: Jim “Kimo” West – More Guitar Stories
Best Music Film

WINNER: Linda Ronstadt – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Best Music Video

WINNER: Beyoncé – Brown Skin Girl
Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals

WINNER: Jacob Collier – He Won’t Hold You
Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Cappella

WINNER: John Beasley – Donna Lee
Best Instrumental Composition

WINNER: Maria Schneider – Sputnik
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

WINNER: Snarky Puppy – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Best Dance/Electronic Album

WINNER: Kaytranada – Bubba
Best Dance Recording

WINNER: Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis – 10%


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