Why Burna Boy May Not Win The Grammy Awards 2020

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The Grammy awards are several awards given to musicians who have made a mark in the music industry in the previous year ended. It is an annual presentation of awards that sees artists from all over the world perform to a mammoth crowd. Nominations for the Grammy begin when registered artists (or artists that meet the set criteria) submit their entries to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and experts review their work.

Artistes who scale through this process successfully would be nominated into the various categories like the record of the year, the album of the year, best new artist, etc. After nominations, the final ballot is sent to NARAS voting members who would now vote in the various category. Collation of results begins after the voting process ends. The nomination with the highest vote in any category win.

A few days ago, Nigerians woke up to the news of Burna boy’s selection as a nominee for the ‘Best World Music Album’ for his album ‘African Giant.’ This category is for albums containing 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings. Since the news broke out, social media has been agog with celebrations as though he had already won the award. And while the possibility of that cannot be ruled out, some factors would virtually militate against his emergence as a Grammy award winner in 2020.

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