Davido misses out on Grammy award despite three nominations


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At Sunday night’s 66th Grammy Awards, Davido was not able to win any of the three categories in which he was nominated: Best Global Music Performance, Best Global Music Album, and Best African Music Performance.

Afrobeats singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido continues his search for his first Grammy award after losing out on all three nominations at the 66th Grammy Awards.

Best Global Music Performance, Best Global Music Album, and Best African Music Performance were the three categories in which Davido was nominated; however, he was defeated in all three on Sunday night.

Similarly, none of the four other Nigerian artists who were nominated—Burna Boy, Olamide, Ayra Starr, and Asake—were able to win an award at the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Tyla of South Africa won the Grammy for Best Global Music Performance, bringing home her first-ever Grammy.

Tyla defeated a lineup of Nigerian artists that included Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, and Ayra Starr in 2023 after making her breakthrough with the hit song “Water.”

Davido had expressed optimism about taking home his first Grammy prior to the ceremony.

Davido declared he would throw a wild celebration if he won the Best African Music Performance award in an interview with Tetris Kelly of Billboard.

Speaking further, Davido stated that it was long overdue for the premier global music award to include an African music category.

“I am pleased to have received three nominations for the first time as a nominee. However, it seems long overdue for African music to be recognised, especially in the Best African Music Performance category. I refer to generations that antedate mine, such as King Sunny Ade and Fela Kuti. I believe Sunny Ade has received a nomination; however, an African category has been added.

“Many individuals would have had the chance to receive Grammy recognition if there had been an African category years ago. At last, it is happening now, at least,” Davido remarked.

Other 2024 Grammy Award winners who are Nigerian artists besides Davido

Barbie the Album won an early Grammy for best compilation soundtrack for visual media, and Barbie’s “What Was I Made For?” featuring Billie Eilish and Finneas won for best song written for visual media. Oppenheimer was the recipient of the best score soundtrack for visual media award as well.

For “I am Only Sleeping,” The Beatles won their first Grammy for best music video in almost thirty years. In 1997, the group took home the 39th awards ceremony trophy.

During the Premiere Ceremony, Chris Stapleton won the awards for best country song and best country solo performance for his song “White Horse.”

In the rap division, Killer Mike emerged victorious, taking home the best rap album title for Michael and the best rap song and performance for “Scientists & Engineers.” Victoria Monét won for best R&B album for Jaguar II, and Lil Durk and J. Cole won for best melodic rap performance for “All My Life.”

Via Kobbyjosvan.com

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