Nigerian music superstar Burna Boy, after being nominated for the second time as the Best Global Music category of the 2021 Grammy Awards, has been billed to perform at the pre-show ceremony of the award which will be live-streamed on GRAMMY.com at 3 p.m. EST on March 14.
The event will be hosted by Jhene Aiko and in attendance will be previous Grammy nominees like Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington who will be performing "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" in tribute to the late legend Marvin Gaye.
Burna Boy having lost to the iconic Angelique Kidjo during the last ceremony is back again and this time he is contesting in the Best Global Music Category alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar. Previously known as the international category of Best World Music Album, the category was renamed to "make it more modern and inclusive."
Other nominees include Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion up for Record of the Year, H.E.R for the Song of the Year, Buju Banton for Best Reggae Album, and more.