Ooops! Nigerian Burna Boy loses to Angélique Kidjo of Beninese at Grammys
Afrofusion sensation,Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost out in his category to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Grammys.
She was announced the winner of the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the the 62nd Grammy awards, held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, in the early hours of Monday
Kidjo, who secured the win with her project titled ‘Celia’, also gave a shoutout to the ‘African Giant’ crooner while making her speech.
The award ceremony started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant, popular basketball star, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
With the nomination, Burna Boy joins the likes of King Sunny Ade, Seun Kuti and Femi Kuti, who had been selected for that category at the Grammy Awards.
Below is the list of winners mentioned so far:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Best Pop Vocal Album
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish
Best Rock Performance
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.
Best Rock Song
“This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Best Rock Album
“Social Cues,” Cage the Elephant
Best Alternative Music Album
“Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend
Best Metal Performance
Best R&B Performance
“Come Home,” Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000
Best R&B Song
“Say So,” PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton featuring JoJo)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Cuz I Love You (Deluxe),” Lizzo
Best R&B Album
“Ventura,” Anderson .Paak
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best Rap Performance
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy
Best Rap Song
“A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage and Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
Best Country Solo Performance
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
Best Country Album
“While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker