The Grammy Awards says Nigerian singers: Davido, Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Asake and Olamide, have made its 2024 Awards nomination list.
According to the list released on Friday, the five Nigerian artists made the nomination list in different categories.
They were nominated alongside South African Singer Tyla for the Best African Music Performance category, one of the categories debuting at the 2024 Grammy.
The nominations for the Best African Music Performance include Amapiano by Asake and Olamide; City Boys by Burna Boy; Unavailable by Davido, featuring Musa Keys; Rush by Ayra Starr; and Water by Tyla.
Davido also got nomination for the Best Global Music Performance category for his song Feel and his hit album Timeless received nomination for the Best Global Music Album category.
Burna Boy’s Alone earned him nomination for the Best Global Music Performance category and as well received nomination for the Best Global Music Album category for his album: I told them.
The Grammy Awards recognises the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year (from October 1, 2022 to September 15, 2023) as determined by the members of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The 66th Annual Grammy awards ceremony is scheduled to hold on February 4, 2024 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, United States.
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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three new Grammy categories that will debut at the 2024 award are Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.
According to Recording Academy Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Mason Jr, these history-making category additions are part of a larger set of updates and amendments, which go into effect immediately at the 2024 Grammy.
Mason said: “It is aimed at making the Grammy Awards process more fair, transparent and accurate.”