The Nigerian star is nominated in the Best Global Music category.
The African giant Burna Boy will perform at the 2021 Grammy pre-show which will be livestreamed on GRAMMY.com at 3 p.m. EST on March 14.
The premiere ceremony will be hosted by Jhene Aiko. It will kick off with an ensemble of previous Grammy nominees including Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington performing "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" in tribute to the late legend Marvin Gaye.
<p>Burna Boy was is nominated at the 2021 Grammy Awards in the <strong>Best Global Music Category</strong> alongside Tuareg desert rock group <strong>Tinariwen</strong>, NYC afrobeat outfit <strong>Antibalas</strong>, Brazilian-American <strong>Bebel Gilberto</strong>, and British-Indian sitar player <strong>Anoushka Shankar</strong>. Previously known as the international category of Best World Music Album, the category was <a href="https://www.okayafrica.com/grammy-awards-change-name-of-international-category-/" target="_self">renamed</a> to "make it more modern and inclusive."</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><strong>READ:</strong><a href="https://www.okayafrica.com/grammy-awards-burna-boy-tinariewn-michael-kiwanuka/" target="_self"><strong> </strong>Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Micheal Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards</a></p><p>Other nominees include<strong> Beyoncé, Doja Cat</strong>, and <strong>Megan Thee Stallion</strong> up for Record of the Year, <strong>H.E.R</strong> for the Song of the Year, <strong>Buju Banton</strong> for Best Reggae Album, and more.</p><p>This is Burna Boy's second Grammy nomination after losing to the iconic Angelique Kidjo during the last ceremony. Considering the praise <em>Twice as Tall</em><em> </em>has received, we hope this is the year he takes the award home.<br></p>