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Burna Boy has achieved so much in a few years, and 2020 is no doubt an exceptional and good one for him, racking win after win.
Started gaining prominence in the music industry in 2010, the Soke singer worked his way to the top in two years with back to back hits, carving a niche for himself in Afrobeat and putting Nigeria on the world map.
No doubt, he has a unique singing style, voice and charisma on stage, Burna Boy has used these qualities to become a force to be reckoned with among world’s best music act.
Mp3bullet has decided to compile a list of his 2020 achievements so far.
Afrobeat’s Super star, Oluwa Burna is on the list for the 2021 awards by the Recording Academy.
Burna boy’s recent album, ‘Twice As Tall’ got the nod.
The singer was nominated under the World Music Album alongside other entertainers like Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar and Tianariwen.
This is the second year in a row that Burna boy is getting a nomination in this category.
Best World Album at Edison 2020:
Grammy-nominated singer, Burna boy has just won the ‘Best World Album’ award at the just-concluded 2020 Edison Awards.
His win makes him the first Nigerian to win the award, and the third African with Youssou N’Dour bagging it first in 1994 and Angélique Kidjo in 2018.
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Highest Charting Project (Twice as Tall):
Burna Boy’s fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, released on 14 August 2020 became his highest-charting project so far, debuting at number 54 on the Billboard 2020.
This without a doubt is a huge achievement for the Afrobeats living legend.
Headies Awards Nomination 2020:
Burna boy, being the African Giant that he his is among to few artistes to have many nominations in the Headies Awards 2020.
Here is a list of his nominations;
- Artist of the Year
- Album of the Year
- Best Pop Album (African Giant)
- Songwriter of the Year (Way To Big)
- Best Recording of the Year
- Headies Viewer’s Choice
Best International Act MOBO 2020:
Burna Boy emerged winner the “Best International Act” at the 2020 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, having captivated the local and global audience with his signature sound and undeniable charisma.
The Nigerian superstar Burnaboy, doubles down on his landmark 2019 album African Giant with his fantastic styles and big-name guests that amplify his own compelling voice.
It is safe to say having Twice as Tall as an album is an achievement on its own. It included many international executive producers; Timberland, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mike Dean, Ander Harris, Mario Winans, Skread, leriQ and Rexxie.
International artistes that were featured in the album are Stormzy, Sauti Sol, Naughty by Nature, Chris Martin.