Burna Boy on Sunday night won his first-ever Grammy Awards, just as Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, did.

Burna Boy on Sunday night won his first-ever Grammy Awards, just as Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, did.

Burna Boy on Sunday night won his first-ever Grammy Awards, just as Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, did.

Burna Boy won a Grammy for the Best World Music Album with his latest album: “Twice as Tall,” released in August 2020, defeating other strong contenders, including Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar and Tianariwen.

The album was produced by Telz, P2J, Timberland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean, and other.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, beat Antibalas for Fu Chronicles, Bebe Gilberto for Agora to clinch the Best Global Music Album category from his latest album, “Twice As Tall,” while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé, Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album.

Recalls that Burna Boy was nominated last year for the same category but lost to Angelique Kidjo.

According to the Grammys, Twice As Tall is “a masterclass in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force.”

“[He] continues to torch limitations, seamlessly blending styles and genres and fearlessly fuelling the fire heating the melting pot of pop, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae and more,” it said.

The album showcases a wide range of international artists such as Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature and Chris Martin of Coldplay, and had Sean Combs as Executive Producer.

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