Congratulations to Burna Boy for winning his first Grammy Award. His Album “Twice as Tall” which was nominated alongside four others including Malian band Tinariwen and US band Antibalas has won the Best Global Music Album at the 63rd Grammy Award ceremony.
This is the second Grammy nomination for the singer who clinched his first nomination in 2019 in the same category, for his “African Giant” album.
Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian born singer, songwriter, rapper and dancer. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.
His third studio album, Outside, marked his major-label debut. In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist.
His fourth studio album, African Giant, was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He was awarded the African Artiste of the year at the 2020 VGMA’s.
He has sold out London’s Wembley arena and broken a UK music chart and a Spotify streaming records with his Afrobeat and dancehall style.