Burna Boy in groundbreaking Afrobeats Grammy performance with 21 Savage and Brandy
Burna Boy is set to make history at the 2024 Grammys as the first Afrobeats artiste ever to grace the prestigious stage, hypebeast.com reports. The announcement, the outlet adds, has sparked excitement among fans worldwide, eager to witness this pivotal moment in music history.
Adding to the anticipation, recent revelations indicate that Burna Boy will be joined on stage by renowned rapper 21 Savage and R&B luminary Brandy. Speculation surrounds the trio’s performance of the 2023 hit “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” promising an unforgettable collaboration at the awards show.
The news was unveiled in a recent episode of Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast by Raj Kapoor. Notably, Fatimah Robinson, the acclaimed dancer, music director, and videographer, known for collaborations with industry giants like Michael Jackson, Mary J Blige and Beyoncé, will take the helm as the creative director for this historic performance.
This Grammy appearance marks a milestone for both 21 Savage and Brandy, as they make their debut and return to the Grammy stage after decades, respectively.
Burna Boy, a four-time nominee this year, is set to dominate the 66th Grammy Awards with nods in categories like Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Global Music Album, Best Global Music Performance, and Best African Music Performance. His nominations solidify his status as the most nominated Nigerian artiste in this edition of the prestigious awards, following his 2021 Grammy win for Best Global Music Album with Twice As Tall.
The stage is set for a night of musical triumphs and unprecedented performances at the 2024 Grammys.