While Tems won her first Grammy award, Burna Boy was left empty-handed on Sunday night.
The afrobeat singer, born Temilade Openiyi, won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category for her Drake-assisted contributions to Future’s ‘Wait For U’.
Congrats Best Melodic Rap Performance winner –
"WAIT FOR U" @1future ft. @Drake & @temsbaby #GRAMMYs
🎶 WATCH NOW https://t.co/PMy5r3LaPU pic.twitter.com/GUSnjDI5aB
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 5, 2023
The trio was also nominated in the ‘Best Rap Song’ category but they lost the award to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 5’.
As congratulations continue to fly in for the songstress, Nigerians are also reacting to Burna Boy’s loss.
The singer’s sixth album ‘Love, Damini’ was shortlisted for the ‘Best Global Music Album’ prize and his song ‘Last Last’ received a nomination in the ‘Best Global Music Performance’ category.
However, he lost the ‘Best Global Song’ category to ‘Bayethe’ by South Africa’s Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode, and the ‘Best Global Album’ category to ‘Sakura’ by Japanese musician Masa Takumi.
Meanwhile, American singer Beyoncé Knowles added four awards to her previously won 28 Grammy awards on Sunday night, breaking the record for the most wins of any artiste in history.
The 65th annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, 5 February 2023.
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