Nigerian Artists Shine: Burna Boy, Olamide, and Ayra Starr Make Grammy History

Burna Boy’s Historic Nominations: A Trailblazer at the Grammys

In the wake of the announcement of nominees for the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, Nigerian music icon Burna Boy has etched his name in history.

With four nominations in the 2024 Grammy list, Burna Boy becomes the first Nigerian artist to hold the record for the most nominations in the award’s history.

Unprecedented Streak: Burna Boy’s 5 Consecutive Grammy Nominations

Not only does Burna Boy claim the title of the Nigerian artist with the most Grammy nominations, but he also establishes another record by earning a Grammy nomination for five consecutive years, spanning from 2019 to 2023.

This remarkable feat solidifies his presence on the international music stage.

African Song Breakthrough: ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ in Rap Category

Burna Boy’s track ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ achieves a historic milestone as the first African song to receive a Grammy nomination in the Rap category.

The song is nominated in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category, putting it in contention with other notable tracks from artists like Doja Cat, Drake, 21 Savage, SZA, Lil Durk, and J. Cole.

Ayra Starr’s Youthful Triumph: Youngest Nigerian Grammy Nominee

On a triumphant note, 21-year-old Ayra Starr, born Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, makes history as the youngest Nigerian artist to secure a Grammy nomination.

Her hit song ‘Rush’ earns a nomination in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.

Olamide’s Groundbreaking Recognition: First Nigerian Rapper in Grammy Contention

Adding to the historic moment, Olamide, the Nigerian rapper, secures a Grammy nomination, becoming the first of his kind from Nigeria to achieve this recognition.

The collaborative song ‘Amapiano,’ featuring Asake, earns a nomination in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category.

Category Competition: Amapiano and Rush Among Nominees

‘Olamide and Asake’s ‘Amapiano’ will compete for the award against other strong contenders like Davido’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys,’ and Tyla’s ‘Water.’ The maiden Best African Music Performance category showcases a diverse range of talent from Nigeria on the global stage.

In a year marked by groundbreaking achievements, Burna Boy, Olamide, and Ayra Starr’s Grammy nominations stand as a testament to the evolving impact of Nigerian music on the international scene.**

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