- Angélique Kidjo has won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album
- The nominees for the Award were Burna Boy – African Giant, Altin Gün – Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley – What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet – Fanm D’ayiti
- Kidjo has won the award four times so far
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Angélique Kidjo picked up the 2020 Grammy Award for Best World Music for her album Celia.
This is the fourth time the African legend has won a Grammy Award. She has been nominated nine times.
She beat Nigeria’s superstar, Burna Boy, and other artists in the category.
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Angélique Kidjo dedicated her Best World Music Grammy to Burna Boy.
"The new generation of artists coming from Africa is going to take you by storm, and the time has come,” said Kidjo during her acceptance speech.
Though the World Music category remains a dubious one, Burna Boy's nomination was a major milestone for contemporary African music and the significance was not lost on Kidjo.
"This is for Burna Boy, [he] is among those young artists [who] came from Africa [who] are changing the way our continent is perceived, and the way African music has been the bedrock for every [type] of music."
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Burna Boy has expressed being a major fan of the celebrated artist on several occasions.
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