Nigerian music sensation Burna Boy is set to make history as the first African artist to perform live at the Grammy Awards.
The ceremony will be held on February 4. The announcement comes as Burna Boy’s name, alongside Travis Scott and Luke Combs, was added to the star-studded list of performers. The list already includes Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Dua Lipa.
Having been nominated for four Grammy Awards, Burna Boy’s performance marks a significant milestone. It solidifies his global influence in the music industry. This achievement adds to a series of groundbreaking moments in Burna Boy’s career.
His achievements also include being the first African artist to perform at the UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show. He also headlined and sold out a stadium show in the United States at Citi Field in New York.
Billboard magazine recognized Burna Boy as the top Afrobeats artist of 2023, and he secured the inaugural Best Afrobeats award at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards. In November 2023 he received four Grammy nominations.
This makes him the most nominated Nigerian artist in Grammy history with a total of ten career nominations. The Recording Academy described Burna Boy as the biggest artist in Africa, further cementing his influence on the global music stage.
The Grammy Awards ceremony will be hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah. It promises to be a memorable event, with Burna Boy’s performance adding a historic touch to the prestigious occasion.