Afro-fusion star Burna Boy has secured a nomination at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the UK after grabbing the Global Music Album with Twice As Tall at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
The main ceremony is slated for the O2 Arena in London on 11 May. First held in 1977 and simply referred to as ‘the BRITs’, the awards platform is the British Phonographic Industry’s annual celebration of popular music. Traditionally held in February, the ceremony has this year been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Burna Boy secured a nomination in the International male solo artist category and he competes with Bruce Springsteen, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and The Weeknd.
At last year’s edition, Burna Boy joined British-Ghanaian act Stormzy for a performance of the latter’s ‘Own It‘.
Other nominees of African descent include Stormzy, Headie One, KSI and J Hus, whose sophomore studio album Big Conspiracy is nominated for Best Album.