Tems, Beyoncé break Grammys record as Burna Boy loses

Tems and Burna Boy

Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has set a new record for Nigerian music at the 65th edition of the prestigious grammy awards 2023.


The singer, who had bagged 3 nominations at the Grammy awards 2023 with her immense contribution has bagged a Grammy award in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category for her vocal and writing contribution on the smashing hit ‘Wait For U’ by Future featuring Drake and herself, making it her first Grammy award win after four nominations.

Also on the night, Beyoncé broke the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time, after collecting her 32nd trophy at the ceremony.
The singer made history as she won best dance/electronic album, for her euphoric dance opus Renaissance.

In doing so, she overtook Hungarian-British conductor George Solti, whose record of 31 awards had stood for more than 20 years.

“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” said the star, accepting the prize.

“I’m trying to just receive this night.”

She went on to thank her family, including her late uncle Jonny, who helped make her stage outfits before she became famous.

Beyoncé has previously said his battle with HIV influenced her interest in dance music and its historical ties to the LGBTQ community, on Renaissance.

Tems becomes first Nigerian female artiste to win the Grammy.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s award-winning singer, Damini Ogbulu, known better as Burna Boy was nominated in two categories which he failed to win.

The Spaceship Entertainment frontline act and owner lost the “Best Global Album” category to Masa Takumi with the album “Sakura.” while he also lost in the “Best Global Performance” category to a collaboration by Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode with the song “Bayethe.”

Credit: Nigerian Tribune and BBC Reports.


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