Nigerian sensation Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu, made a monumental impression at the 2024 Grammys, securing the 6th spot on Billboard’s performance rankings with his electrifying debut, despite not clinching an award.
His groundbreaking appearance marked the first-ever Afrobeats performance on the prestigious Grammys stage, a momentous achievement for the genre.
Burna Boy captivated audiences with his rendition of “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” alongside Grammy-winning R&B icon Brandy and rapper 21 Savage.
Billboard hailed Burna Boy’s performance as a spectacle that left the audience spellbound, praising his infectious energy and undeniable charisma. The vibrant stage design and clever costumes seamlessly united the performers, showcasing their distinct styles in a harmonious fusion.
Describing the atmosphere as reminiscent of a classic Hollywood musical, Billboard lauded Burna Boy’s effortless stage presence and applauded his ability to command the audience’s attention.
Although Burna Boy did not clinch the inaugural Best African Music Performance award, which went to South African singer Tyla, his impactful performance solidified his status as a global music powerhouse.
The 66th Grammy Award Premiere Ceremony, where Burna Boy delivered his remarkable performance, was held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.
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