Multiple Award Winning Nigerian Afro-fusion musician, Burna Boy wins the ‘Best International Act’ at the ‘2021 BET Awards’ held last night.
On a grand style, Burna Boy became the first African artiste to win this category for the third time in a row (2019, 2020, and 2021). He won the category ahead of Wizkid from Nigeria, Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, Both Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha from France, Both Headie One and Young T & Bugsey from UK and Emicida from Brazil.
Receiving his award, Burna Boy says: ‘I made it this time to collect my award myself, so… Thank you, everyone, thank you to my mom, the most beautiful woman on earth, who normally would be making this speech for me because normally I don’t like talking on the mic if I’m not singing. Thank you everyone and everything’.
With the success of his groundbreaking fifth studio album TWICE AS TALL, earning more than 5M worldwide streams within its first hour of release; Fueled by such singles as ‘Wonderful,’ ‘Monsters You Made (Feat. Chris Martin)’, ‘Real Life (Feat. Stormzy)’, and ’23’, TWICE AS TALL, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s ‘US World Albums’ chart while receiving unprecedented worldwide critical acclaim.
Among its countless accolades, TWICE AS TALL received the 2021 GRAMMY Award for ‘Best Global Music Album’, having already made history as the first time a Nigerian artist received back-to-back nominations in the category (following 2019’s GRAMMY Award-nominated AFRICAN GIANT). What’s more, the TWICE AS TALL album was named among 2020’s very best by a wide span of global publications, including The New York Times, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, British GQ, NME, Pitchfork, Vice, and Uproxx, to name but a few.
Congratulations to the Grammy Award Winning Artist, Burna Boy.