In view of the announcement of the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards nominees, some Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy, Olamide and Ayra Starr have set new records.
Burna Boy officially becomes the Nigerian artist with the most nominations in the history of the award (10).
The singer is also recognized as the first Nigerian artist to earn a Grammy nomination in 5 consecutive years (2019-2023).
Burna Boy’s ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ which was nominated in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category, becomes the first African song to earn a nomination in the Rap category.
The song will contest the gong with Doja Cat’s ‘Attention’, Drake & 21 Savage’s ‘Spin Bout U’, SZA’s ‘Low’, and Lil Durk and J. Cole’s ‘All My Life.’
Burna Boy also bag a Grammy nomination.
Olamide on the other hand, made history as the first Nigerian rapper to bag a Grammy nomination. His collaborative song with Asake, ‘Amapiano’ was nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.
‘Amapiano’ will contest the award with Davido’s ‘Unavailable’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’
Similarly, 21-year-old Ayra Starr has made history as the youngest Nigerian to bag a Grammy nomination. Her hit song ‘Rush’ was nominated in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.