- Mzansi has another reason to be proud of its national treasure, Trevor Noah
- The renowned comedian was nominated for a Grammy Award
- The nominees were announced on Wednesday
Mzansi' national treasure and renowned comedian, Trevor Noah, is up for Best Comedy Album, at this year’s Grammy Awards.
For those who don’t know, a comedy album is a recording of a live stand-up set. Trevor was nominated for his stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, which is currently available on Netflix. His nomination is for an audio recording of that special.
Trevor took to Twitter this morning to share the exciting news with his fans. He wrote: “Today I woke up to the news that I've been nominated for a Grammy Award!!! I'm so grateful."
According to Channel 24, other notable nominees are singer and rapper, Lizzo who scored eight Grammy nominations on Wednesday. He is leading a pack of newcomers including pop icon, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X.
Ariana Grande bagged five nods this year.
Beyoncé bagged four nominations from her Netflix concert film about her 2018 Coachella performance as well as the album for this year’s Lion King film remake.
R&B prodigy, H.E.R. got five nods this year, including Album of the Year.
Taylor Swift bagged three nominations, including Song of the Year, which honours best song-writing for her title track of her new album, Lover. The two other nominations are in the pop categories.
Other nomination leaders include a mix of pop newcomers and veteran acts including Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend.
American musician, Alicia Keys, will return as the host for this year’s awards ceremony, for the second consecutive year, making her the third woman and the first female musician to host the show twice.
The Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 26 January next year.
Just over a week ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Trevor Noah had managed to become the first African Comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden.
One of the world's most renowned venues, there have only ever been nine other comedians who managed to pull off this impressive feat including the likes of Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Kevin Hart.
Noah has now earned the title of the tenth comedian to fill up the massive venue with his Loud and Clear Tour.
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