Burna Boy and Tems have recorded multiple nominations at the 65th Grammys scheduled for 2023.
Burna Boy bagged two different nominations with his hit single, Last Last, and the Love, Damini album in the Global Music Performance and Global Music Album categories respectively.
This makes it the 6th career nomination for Burna Boy, and therefore, the singer becomes the first African artiste to bag 4 consecutive Grammy nominations, starting with the African Giant album in 2019, the Twice as Tall album in 2020, the Angelique Kidjo’s Do Yourself collaboration & the Justin Bieber’s Justice album in 2021 as well as the Love, Damini album alongside the Last Last single in 2022.
Burna Boy’s oppositions in the Global Music Performance are Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar with the song Udhero Na, Matt B and Eddy Kenzo with the song Gimme Love, Rocky Dawuni and Blvk H3ro with the song Neva Bow Down, Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode with the song Bayethe.
In the Global Music Album category, Burna Boy is faced with a very familiar archrival, Angelique Kidjo with a joint project titled Queen of Sheba with Ibrahim Maalouf, Berklee Indian Ensemble with the project Shuruaat, Masa Takumi with the project Sakura, and Anoushka Shankar with a joint project titled Between Us with Metropole Orkest, Jules Buckley and Manu Delago.
Tems on the other hand recorded three nominations in the following categories; Best Rap Song Best Melodic Rap Song and Best Album of the Year; this brings her career total to 4 Grammy nods.
Tems contribution on Future’s Wait For U alongside Drake is up against the following songs in the Best Rap Song category: Churchill Downs, God Did, The Heart Part 5 and Pushin P while she contends with DJ Khaled’s Beautiful, Jack Harlow’s First Class, Kendrick Lamar’s Die Hard and Latto’s Big Energy in the Best Melodic Rap Song category.
Beyonce’s nomination in the Album of the Year category also means Tems is entitled to a Grammy award in that category if Beyonce ends up winning it. Tems is credited as a songwriter on Move, the track 10 of Beyonce’s Grammy nominated Renaissance album.
According to the Grammys rule for that category, “all credited artists (including featured artists), songwriters of new material, producers, recording engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers are eligible to be GRAMMY nominees and recipients in the Album Of The Year category.”
The Grammy nominations which were announced on Tuesday, 15th November, 2022, saw Beyonce tie with Jay Z, her husband, as the most Grammy nominated artistes in the history of the prestigious award. Both artistes have 88 nods each. Beyonce bagged the most nod with 9 at the 65th Grammy nominations announced today while Jay Z ended up with 5 nominations.