Burna Boy, Asake, Rema in contention at 2024 Brit Awards

Burna Boy and Asake are gearing up for a fierce competition as they vie for the coveted International Artist of the Year award at the upcoming 2024 Brit Awards. 

The Nigerian Afrobeats sensations find themselves in esteemed company, challenging global icons such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus. Adding to the spotlight is Rema, another Afrobeats luminary, whose hit track “Calm Down” has earned a nomination for the prestigious International Song of the Year.

Burna Boy, a Grammy Award winner and two-time Brit nominee, brings his electrifying energy and worldwide allure back to the forefront, while Asake, a rapidly ascending star in the genre, makes his Brit Awards debut with her captivating stage presence and genre-defying sound. 

The nominations for these Afrobeats artistes alongside established superstars mark a pivotal moment for the genre’s international recognition.

Rema’s infectious summer anthem, “Calm Down,” faces tough competition, including Billie Eilish’s introspective ballad “What Was I Made For” and Doja Cat’s fiery “Paint The Town Red.” This nomination solidifies Rema’s status as a prominent figure in the next generation of Afrobeats artists.

With British singer-songwriter Raye leading the pack with a record-breaking seven nominations, the 2024 Brit Awards promise a thrilling night of celebration for both British and international music. Scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, and set to be broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX, this year’s ceremony is anticipated to be a global highlight, with Afrobeats proudly taking centre stage among the nominees.

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