Grammy Awards 2023: Burna Boy Loses Out In Both Nominated Categories, While Tems Bags Her First Grammy
The just concluded 65th GRAMMYs was held last night, and along with winners, there were also losers in various categories. So it was a thing of gladness when two Nigerian artists, Burna Boy and Tems, were included in the list of Grammy nominees for different categories. At the 65th Grammy Awards in 2023, Tems accomplished and established another milestone for Nigerian music when she defeated famous performers to win her maiden Grammy and make history as the first female Nigerian musician to receive the honor.
The singer, who had received three nominations for her outstanding work on the Grammy Awards 2023, won a Grammy in the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category for her vocal and writing work on Future’s smash hit “Wait For U,” which also featured Drake and herself. This was the singer’s first Grammy award win following four nominations.
Congrats Best Melodic Rap Performance winner –
"WAIT FOR U" @1future ft. @Drake & @temsbaby#GRAMMYs
🎶 WATCH NOW https://t.co/PMy5r3LaPUpic.twitter.com/GUSnjDI5aB
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 5, 2023
On the other hand, the self-acclaimed African Giant Burna lost in both categories he was nominated for. The singer was nominated in the ‘Best Global Album’ category alongside Angelique Kidjo and the ‘Best Global Performance’ category, featuring Eddy Kenzo. Masa Takumi won the ‘Best Global Album’ category, where he garnered his fifth Grammy nomination with his studio album ‘Love Damini.’ However, the singer’s ‘Last Last’ performance also lost his sixth Grammy nomination in the ‘Best Global Performance’ category to ‘Bayethe,’ a collaboration by top talents Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode.
Iconic Moments as Tems meets Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled & Rick Ross at the #Grammys
Big Tems ~ Tiwa ~ Marvin ~ Headies ~ Keyamo ~ Yemi Alade ~ Jaypee ~ Lekki
— JAGABANOFOUTLAND (@Yinkalead9ja) February 6, 2023