A Nigerian Grammy-award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has been nominated for the International Male Solo Artist category of the 41st edition of the BRITs Awards.The organisers of the awards announced the nominees for the 2021 edition via its Instagram handle @brits.
“The nominees for #BRITs 2021 International Male Solo Artist are @springsteen, @burnaboygram, @childishgambino, @tameimpala and @theweeknd”.
The renowned “Way Too Big” singer was nominated along with American singer and rapper, Donald Glover; veteran music icon, Bruce Springsteen; record producer, Tame Impala and Canadian singer, The Weeknd.
In 2020, the ‘Ye’ crooner was nominated alongside veteran American icon, Bruce Springsteen; Irish singer-songwriter, Dermot Kennedy; American singer and rapper, Post Malone and American rapper Tyler, the Creator in the same category.
He lost the award to Tyler, ‘The Creator’.
The awards ceremony is usually held in February but was postponed to May 11, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Burna Boy was also nominated for the second consecutive year in the Grammy’s award and for the 2021 edition, he won the Best Global Music Album category with his `Twice As Tall’ album, as he defeated four other nominees.
The 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles, USA, is often described as “music’s biggest night”.