Tems Makes History With Grammy Win While Burna Boy Loses Both Nominations

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Nigerian international music sensation Tems has earned her first Grammy award for her contribution to Future’s hit single “Wait For U”. Tems’ vocals were sampled on the single which also features Canadian megastar rapper Drake.

Wait For U won the award for Best Melodic rap performance beating ‘Beautiful’ by DJ Khaled Featuring Future & SZA, ‘First Class’ by Jack Harlow, ‘Die Hard’ by Kendrick Lamar Featuring Blxst & Amanda Reifer, and ‘Big Energy Live’ by Latto.

Tems is the first female artist from the Nigerian music industry to win a Grammy award, however, the third Nigerian woman to win a Grammy Award. Notably, Sade Adu won Best New Artist in 1986, and Cynthia Erivo won in 2017 for Best Theatre Album.

Nigerian megastar Burna Boy was also nominated for Best Global Song performance and Best Global Album. He however lost the Best Global Song category to ‘Bayethe’ by Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode, and Best Global album category to ‘Sakura’ by Masa Takumi.


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