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Beyoncé in "Brown Skin Girl"

Watch Beyoncé's Video For 'Brown Skin Girl' Featuring Wizkid, Lupita Nyong'o & More

The beautiful visual from Black Is King features appearances from Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Blue Ivy and more.

After sharing Black Is King last month exclusively through Disney+, Beyoncé has now made the music video for "Brown Skin Girl"—her standout single from Lion King: The Gift featuring Wizkid, Saint JHN and Blue Ivy—widely available to watch on Youtube.

The stunning visual, directed by Nigerian-British artist and director Jenn Nkiru, is a star-studded affair that features appearances Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, daughter Blue Ivy, Wizkid and more.

Speaking with Good Morning America, Beyoncé explained: "It was so important to me in 'Brown Skin Girl' that we represented all different shades of brown. I wanted every character to be shot in a regal light. Jenn Nkiru came up with the Black debutants. It was important that we're all in this together and we're all celebrating each other"

"My greatest inspiration come from Black people, specifically Black women," added Nkiru in that same GMA piece.

Last year we named "Brown Skin Girl" one of the best songs of 2019, writing that "the global impact of the single "Brown Skin Girl" is irrefutable. From Lupita Nyong'o to the adorable Dream Catchers' viral video, it's clear that this song, and more especially its lyrics, affirms and continues to affirm brown skin girls in every corner of the world. From its minimal afro-fusion inspired beat to Wizkid's outstanding lead verse, this was a major moment that showcased just how far Nigerian music is going."

Watch the now widely-available "Brown Skin Girl" music video below.


Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid - BROWN SKIN GIRL (Official Video) youtu.be

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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