Burna Boy to Make History as First African Artist to Perform at the Grammys Live Event
This marks another milestone in his already incredible career. With four nominations this year, he holds the Nigerian record for most nominations in a single Grammy year.
●22nd January 2024
Nigerian superstar Burna Boy is set to make history as the first African artist to take the stage at the live Recording Award show on February 4, 2024. He will join other stars like Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and Luke Combs.
This marks another milestone in his already incredible career. With four nominations this year, he holds the Nigerian record for most nominations in a single Grammy year. Notably, his nomination for Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” featuring 21 Savage makes him the first Nigerian lead artist nominated outside of the global categories.
While Burna Boy previously showcased his talent at the 2020 Grammys Premiere show, this upcoming performance on the main stage signifies a monumental step forward. In 2021, he snagged the Best Global Album award for his Twice As Tall album, becoming the first Nigerian artist within the Nigerian music industry to do so.
The 66th GRAMMYs Awards introduced the inaugural category of Best African Music Performance — the first time in GRAMMY history that there is a dedicated award exclusively for African music. Nominees for this award include: “Amapiano” by Asake & Olamide, “City Boys” by Burna Boy, “UNAVAILABLE” by Davido feat. Musa Keys, “Rush” by Ayra Starr, and “Water” by Tyla.
One thing’s for sure: Burna Boy’s Grammys performance will be a night to remember, etching his name even deeper in music history and paving the way for further growth and recognition of African music on the world stage.
The Recording Academy’s 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 4th, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The live broadcast will begin at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (5:00 PM Pacific Time) on CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
A GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony featuring additional awards presentations is scheduled for earlier that day at 12:30 PM Pacific Time (3:30 PM Eastern Time) and will be streamed live on live.GRAMMY.com. Throughout GRAMMY Sunday, fans can experience exclusive behind-the-scenes content, including performances, acceptance speeches, red carpet interviews, and more, through the Recording Academy’s digital platform at live.GRAMMY.com.
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