Burna Boy to perform at 2024 Grammys, CBS announces
Nigerian music superstar Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been added to the lineup of performers for the 2024 Grammys Awards.
The Recording Academy announced on Monday that the ‘African Giant’ will take the stage at the ceremony on February 4 in Los Angeles.
He joins previously revealed performers Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Luke Combs and Travis Scott.
“Burna Boy, Luke Combs and Travis Scott have been added to the performer lineup for the 2024 GRAMMYs. They join previously announced performers Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo. The 2024 GRAMMYs air live Sunday, Feb. 4, on CBS and Paramount+,” a statement via Grammys’ website said on Monday.
Burna Boy’s inclusion marks the first time an African artist will perform at the prestigious Grammys.
For the 2024 Grammy Awards, Burna Boy was nominated in four categories: Best Melodic Rap Performance (Sittin’ On Top Of The World), Best Global Music Performance (Alone), Best African Music Performance (City Boys), and Best Global Music Album (I Told Them).
The 32-year-old took home the Best Global Music Album for Twice As Tall at the 2021 63rd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.
This news has met Burna Boy’s fans and social media users with many reactions.
An X user, @NTSF_10 wrote, “Burna boy always putting Africa on the map, he has done so much for the culture, awarding him all the 4 nominations won’t be a bad move as he deserve them all In the world rn name 5 global artiste without mentioning his name & i will rate you zero music knowledge, award him.”
Another user, @NarrativeNestor said, “Burna is a global sensation. Man doesn’t just sing but performs!”