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.
Our African Giant has been nominated for a GRAMMY!!!!!! Congratulations to @burnaboy, his Mom and the entire team. AMAZING, and well deserved. Anything is possible with a little bit of faith and a lot of hard work. So so sooo happy for him.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) November 20, 2019
Congrats to the African Giant @burnaboy on the Grammy nomination. Congrats on having the most amazing couple of years. The Grammy is actually just the icing on the already juicy cake. Na them for fall their hand if them no recognize greatness. pic.twitter.com/0dJct5j7Gj
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN (@DONJAZZY) November 20, 2019
Burna Boy follows King Sunny Ade, Femi and Seun Kuti into that World Music category nomination. I hope he wins it. Nigerians have been getting nominated in that category for years, about time we win it and Burna’s “African Giant” is more than deserving!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 20, 2019
Burna boy deserves all the blessings he’s getting . I don’t take him for granted, his efforts on social media in curbing societal flaws , his energy in lyrics & consistency . His album African Giant getting nominated at the Grammys is just a reward for hard work . I Stan !
— IgboMade (@volqx) November 20, 2019
Since Burna Boy called himself an AFRICAN GIANT
He’s won an EMA, BET
Performed at Coachella, sold out his African Giant tour, become the only artist with his own song on Beyoncé’s album
Become the highest charting African album in UK history
Now he has a Grammy Nomination
— King Iseunife (@TheShawnife) November 20, 2019
Nigerian Singer, Burna Boy has just been nominated for the #Grammys Award for Best World Music Album with his album, 'African Giant'.
Nigeria to the world pic.twitter.com/I2kKRmQm4d
— HONOR AFRICANS (@HonorAfricans) November 20, 2019
Burna Boy bragged and called himself an #AfricanGiant
We rebelled and dragged him !!!!
African Giant just a Grammy nomination pic.twitter.com/jE4H7XEqVg
— African Giant (@deji_imole) November 20, 2019
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
Lil Nas X
Tank and the Bangas
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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