This has proven to be a landmark moment in the world of music. Burna Boy has cemented himself on the world stage as the winner of the “Best Global Music Album” category at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. His Twice As Tall album beat out a stacked category that included Antibalas’s FU Chronicles, Bebel Gilberto’s Agora, Anoushka Shankar’s Love Letters and Tinariwen’s Amadjar. With this win, he takes home his first Grammy Award in his decade-long career. At 29 years old, he also becomes the youngest solo Nigerian act to win a Grammy Award.
Twice As Tall is one of the handful of albums that truly defined that tumultuous year that was 2020. With features from Chris Martin, Naughty By Nature and Stormzy, the album topped Billboard’s World Albums chart.
Burna Boy is not the only young solo act from the continent of Africa to take home hardware this evening. Wizkid also won a Grammy for his contributions to “Brown Skin Girl” from The Lion King: The Gift. Like Burna Boy, it was also his first win at the Grammy Awards.
Stay tuned throughout the day for more winners and performances.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 14, 2021