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Burna Boy To Perform At 2021 Grammy Premiere
Popular Nigerian singer Burna Boy has been listed among artists to perform at the 63rd Grammy Awards scheduled for March 14, 2021.
Naija News reports that this was made known on Tuesday by the organizers of the event in a blog post detailing activities for this year’s edition of the awards.
This newspaper understands that Burna Boy will share the Grammy stage with Lido Pimienta, a Colombian-Canadian musician; Poppy, an American singer; and Rufus Wainwright.
According to the Academy, “all of the premiere ceremony performers and the host are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters.”
Burna Boy is up for the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category for ‘Twice As Tall’, his 2020 album, at the forthcoming edition of the awards.
Recall that this is the second Grammy nomination for the music star, having been nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the 62nd Grammy for his ‘African Giant‘ album but lost to Angelique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter.
This year’s edition of the awards which was earlier scheduled for January but was postponed amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic will be hosted by Jhene Aiko.
It will kick off with a star-studded tribute performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye, late American music legend.