Nigeria goes wild as Burna Boy lands Grammy Awards nomination


Nigerian star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, is set to close the year on a high note after landing the prestigious Grammy Awards nomination.

The singer, who has been flying high the entire year with a series of awards and sold-out shows abroad, was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category for his latest album ‘African Giant.’

The African heavyweight was nominated alongside four other stars whom he will now battle it out with for the award ceremony set for 2020.

The other nominated albums include ‘Gece’ by Altin Gün, ‘What Heat’ by Bokanté & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, ‘Fanm d’Ayiti’ by Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet and ‘Celia’ by Anjelique Kidjo.

Burna Boy’s countrymen/women and fellow musician have since come out to congratulate him for the feat as well as for putting the country on the map.

Below are the other nominees and categories for the 62nd Annual Grammy Music Awards:

Record of the Year

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“Hard Place” — H.E.R.

“Talk” — Khalid

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album of the year

“I,I”- Bon Iver

“Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Lana Del Rey

“When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go” — Billie Eilish

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“I Used to Know Her” — H.E.R.

“7” — Lil Nas X

“Cuz I Love You” — Lizzo

“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Song of the year

“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters

“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters

“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter

“Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters

“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters

“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters

Best new artist

Black Pumas

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Maggie Rogers

Rosalia

Tank and the Bangas

Yola

Best country album

“Desperate Man” — Eric Church

“Stronger Than The Truth” — Reba McEntire

“Interstate Gospel” — Pistol Annies

“Center Point Road” — Thomas Rhett

“While I’m Livin’”— Tanya Tucker

Best rap album

“Revenge Of The Dreamers III” — Dreamville

“Championships” — Meek Mill

“I am > I was” — 21 Savage

“Igor” — Tyler, The Creator

“The Lost Boy” — YBN Cordae

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