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66th Grammy: Burna Boy Thrills Audience, Davido, Tems Miss Out

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Grammy award-winning singer,, Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) became the first Afrobeats star to perform live on the world’s most prestigious music stage after thrilling his audience with an electrifying performance. The singer opened his performance at around 4 a.m. with a performance of his popular song ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ feat. 21 Savage, alongside Brandy, joined them on stage.

Aside from Burna's highlight performance, it was a disappointing outing for Nigerian Afrobeats stars during the Awards as Burna Boy, Davido, Tems, Ayra Starr, Olamide and Asake failed to win from 10 nominations across five categories including the inaugural ‘Best African Music Performance’ category which Tyla emerged the winner.

Tyla was graced with Fela Kuti’s song “Water” when she stepped out to receive the award, however, fans believed there was a mix-up in the choice of song, as her song, "Water" should have been played instead.

Water, was a a global hit in 2023, debuting at three million views on YouTube on 7 October 2023 before surpassing 100 million views after a year.

Other winners at the 66th Grammies include:

Shakti – This Moment – Best global music album

Tyla – Water – Best African music performance

Taylor Swift – Album of the Year

Miley Cyrus - Record of the year

Victoria Monét - Best new artist

Billie Eilish - Song of the Year

SZA - Best R&B song, Best progressive R&B album

Lainey Wilson - Best Country album

Karol G - Best música urbana album

Miley Cyrus - Best pop solo performance

Coco Jones - Best R&B performance

Joni Mitchell - Best Folk album

Jack Antonoff - Producer of the year, non-classical

Theron Thomas - Songwriter of the year, non-classical

SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers - Best pop duo/group performance

Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan - Best dance/electronic recording

Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam – Best pop dance recording

Fred again. – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9, 2022) - Best dance/electronic music album

Victoria Monét – Jaguar II - Best R&B album

PJ Morton featuring Susan Carol – Good Morning – Best traditional R&B performance

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