Nigeria’s superstar singer, Burna Boy got his second Grammy nomination in the Best Global Music category today, November 24, 2020.
This year’s nomination was earned from his latest album, ‘Twice As Tall.’
Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy’s album, African Giant lost the category to Anqelique Kidjo’s reimagination of Celia Cruz’s music on the eponymous, Celia. Some of those moments inspired Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall according to some of the lyrics in the opening track to ‘Twice As Tall.’
Prior to the nomination announcement today, the Recording Academy had earlier in the week announced the category formerly known as ‘Best World Music Album’ would become ‘Best Global Music Album.’
Burna Boy will become Nigeria’s first Grammy winner since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago if he is lucky this time.
Beyonce got the highest nominations this year with nine. Her video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ got a nod for Best Music Video, Nigeria’s Wizkid was a featured act on the song alongside Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce’s daughter and Saint jHN.