Burna Boy Wins “Best Global Music Album”:
Nigerian singer and African giant, Burna Boy has won his first Grammy Award with his album ”Twice As Tall” deemed befitting by the recording academy as he won in the Best Global Music Album category.
Congratulations are rolling in as Burna Boy has just won his first Grammy Award. His album “Twice as Tall”, which was nominated along with four others, including the Malian band Tinariwen and US band Antibalas has just won the Best Global Music Album.
This marks the second Grammy nomination for the singer who sold out London’s Wembley Arena and broke a UK music chart and Spotify streaming records with his Afrobeat and dancehall style.
He received his first nomination in 2019 in the same category for his album ‘African Giant’ and while it didn’t win last year, music critics predict he might have a better chance now and they are right.
He also went to Twitter to celebrate his win. He tweeted:
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) March 14, 2021
Below are tweets and some reactions from fans and well-wishers; celebrating his win:
DJ Cuppy wrote ;
HISTORIC NIGHT for Nigerian Music! I’m jumping up and down!!! Congrats
@Wizkidayo & @BurnaBoy on their #GRAMMYs …When THEY win, WE all win too!
Chemical Brother wrote ;
Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Davido are taking Afrobeats to astronomical levels and we are here for it!!!
We have Grammy winners among us and we are not stopping till we take over the world!!!
Olabisi wrote ;
The way Burna boy has worked so hard all his life.
No one can take this way from him.
From underrated to Grammy winner.
Always giving us outsiders bragging rights.
E choke, e asphyxiate, e press my airway
Two #GRAMMYs in one night! So happy for the two of them, especially Burna Boy!
— Olayinka UCL¹⁴ Real Madrid¹ 🇳🇬 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 (@Yincar) March 14, 2021
Odogwu! Burna boy got the Grammy, congratulations!!. He is definitely twice as tall.🦍❤🇳🇬
— sophia (@90sSophie) March 14, 2021
Odogwuuuuuuu! 🦍 pic.twitter.com/F4KGXmvYyw
— Adewale Adetona (@iSlimfit) March 14, 2021
This is coming after Nigerian superstar, Wizkid won ‘Best Music Video’ for his role on “Brown Skin Girl” at the 63rd Annual Grammy Award.
He won the award along with Beyonce, the song’s owner, and featured artists Saint John and Blue Ivy. The award also goes to Jenn Nkiru, who directed the video. (Continue reading here)