For the 2023 Grammy Awards’ “Best Global Music Album,” Nigerian singer Burna Boy has been nominated alongside legendary American-Beninese musician Angelique Kidjo.
On Tuesday, the nominations were announced on social media.
Along with Ibrahim Maalouf, the Berklee Indian Ensemble, Anoushka Shankar, the Metropole Orchestra, and Jules Buckley with Manu Delago and Masa Takumi, Burna Boy will once more compete against Kidjo.
The 31-year-old musician received a nomination for his album Love, Damini, whereas Kidjo received a nomination for Queen Sheba, a song project with Maalouf.
Burna Boy was nominated in the Best Global Music Performance category for his ‘Last Last’ single alongside; Arooj Aftab and Anoushka, Matt B and Eddy Kenzo, Rocky Dawuni featuring Blvk H3ro, Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode.
Kidjo was nominated alongside Burna Boy at the 2020 Grammy Awards for Best Global Music Album which he lost to the former.
However, Kidjo dedicated her win to him, saying: “Burna Boy is among those young artistes that come from Africa that is changing the way our continent is perceived and the way that African music is the bedrock of all music.”
Burna Boy won in the same category the following year.