Best Global Music category nominee, African giant Burna Boy will perform at the 2021 Grammy pre-show which will live stream on GRAMMY.com on March 14.
The premiere ceremony will be hosted by Jhene Aiko. Previous Grammy nominees, Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington will kick off the show performing “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” in tribute to the late legend Marvin Gaye.
Burna Boy is nominated at the 2021 Grammy Awards 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 notable 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.
This is Burna Boy’s second Grammy nomination after losing to the iconic Angelique Kidjo during the last ceremony. Considering the praise his outstanding album ‘Twice as Tall’ has received, Burna Boy will be hoping he takes the award home this year.