Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy are nominated for the 62nd edition of the Grammy Awards 2020.
Nigerian artist Burna Boy and Beninese diva Angelique Kidjo will compete in the world music category, for their respective albums, African Giant and Celia will be facing the Dutch group Altin Gon, Guadeloupean Bokanté, Metropolis Orkest directed by Jules Buckley and the Haitian Nathalie Joachim, as well as the Spektral Quartet.
Angélique Kidjo has been nominated in the world music category for her album “Celia”.

The letter, released in 2019, is a tribute to the Cuban singer Celia Cruz who died in 2003. This new designation brings to nine the number of times what the Beninese star who is also a goodwill ambassador of Unicef ​​for her commitment to the benefit of children’s rights, being nominated to Grammy, Angelica Kidjo already totals three Grammy awards. She won her first statuette in 2008 for the album Djin Djin in the World Music category. Her second and third awards were won in 2015 (Eve) and 2016 (Sings).

For his part, the Nigerian giant Burna Boy had a year littered with successful productions. He who has won four awards at the recent Headies, is also a serious contender for the coronation. With his internationally acclaimed album African Giant, Fela Kuti’s heir is about to win the biggest trophy for music. In the list recently published on Grammys.com, Burna’s African Giant album is nominated for Best World Music category.

Note that “the Grammy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on January 26, 2020 and will be hosted by Alicia Keys.

By Subiru Madina