#GRAMMYs: Burna Boy wins global music album

Nigeria’s talented singer, Burna Boy has won Best Global Music Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

His album, ‘Twice as Tall’ won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year.

In November, the Recording Academy announced plans to change the name of Best World in Music Album to Best Global Music Album, saying it’s a step toward “a more relevant, modern, and inclusive term”.

The statement added: “The change symbolizes a departure from the connotations of colonialism, folk, and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied while adapting to current listening trends and cultural evolution among the diverse communities it may represent”.

The self-acclaimed African giant was announced as the winner at the 63rd Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Reacting to his win, the musician in a video via his Instagram story said his joy knew no bounds.

He further advised all young and upcoming artists to always believe in their hustle no matter where they are coming from.

“To every African out there no matter who you are no matter what you do just believe in yourself.

“Always believe you can achieve it no matter where you are from.

“Look at me now Grammy awards winner. I’m so happy my whole family is here. If I can do it anyone can,” he said

Recall that in 2019, one of his albums was also nominated at the 2020 Grammy Awards ceremony, but Angélique Kidjo won the award.

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