Burna Boy received a Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance nomination while Tems earns three nominations for her work with Future, Drake and Beyonce.
Burna Boy cannot seem to help himself anymore. The 31-year-old Afrobeats powerhouse breaks records and makes history every couple months, it’s almost become as certain as the rising of the sun. Since his inspired renaissance a couple years ago, he’s become a musical wrecking ball of some sort — breaking records, ceilings and boundaries. Just last night, he made history yet again, bagging a nomination at the Grammys for Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance for Love, Damini and his summer smash hit “Last Last” respectively. With these nominations, he becomes only the second Nigerian artist, after Femi Kuti, to get nominated for three consecutive works — African Giant, Twice As Tall and Love, Damini.
The “Last Last” singer was, however, not the only Nigerian who received nominations last night. Tems, arguably the country’s hottest musical export at the moment, also bagged three nominations of her own, proving time and again, the viability of African made R&B. She received two nominations — Best Rap Song and Best Melodic Rap Performance — for her efforts with Drake and Future on “WAIT For U” and a third for her contribution to Beyonce’s Renaissance which received an album of the year nomination.