- South Africa is beaming with pride after Trevor Noah announced that he received a nomination for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
- Noah's stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, has been nominated in the Best Comedy Album category
- Mzansi celebs joined the country in congratulating the SA comedian and praising his achievements
Mzansi is bursting with pride as they celebrate Trevor Noah’s first ever Grammy nomination at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Noah’s stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, has been nominated in the Best Comedy Album category alongside other major comedians, including the likes of Ellen Denegeres. Noah’s comedy album is a recording of a live stand-up set and he scored his nod for the audio recording of his special.
He posted an emotional message on Instagram: “Today I woke up to the news that I’ve been nominated for a Grammy award. A GRAMMY AWARD!!! And just when I thought the feeling couldn’t get any better, I saw the other names in my category and I almost cried. What a life I’ve been blessed enough to live. Thank you mom.”
Trevor also listed the other nominees in the category.
Mzansi was overwhelmed with excitement, even some celebs took to social media to celebrate Trevor’s nomination and congratulate SA’s national treasure.
Trevor continues to break boundaries overseas and is proof that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
Here are some of the reactions from local celebs:
mmaponyane: "Incredible @trevornoah! Congratulations. You deserve it!"
somizi: "63rd Grammy Award host and Oscars. You watch, son."
mokoenalive: "✊✊GOD'S PLAN"
ronniemadra: "Hear hear ma bru #blessed"
khayadlanga: "This means all of South Africa has a Grammy nomination."
jsomethingmusic: "Insane bro!"
thesivu: "Is there a level you cannot reach?"
bonang_m: "Wow! Massive. Congratulations."
Here are a few more tweets from celebs and politicians:
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 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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