Burna Boy’s Afro-Fusion Spectacle at the 2024 GRAMMYs

At Music’s Biggest Night, Burna Boy, the GRAMMY-winning Afro beats artist, brought the vibrant essence of his homeland to Crypto.com Arena. Decked out in bejeweled threads, the Nigerian superstar delivered a joyous performance featuring several of his nominated works.

Dancing among throngs of performers and colorful buildings, Burna Boy showcased nominated songs such as “On Form,” “City Boys,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World.” The latter featured special guests Brandy and 21 Savage, creating an unforgettable musical moment.

City Boys and Brandy’s Divine Vocals

“City Boys” had a brief spotlight before Brandy stunned the audience with her divine vocals. The collaboration showcased the perfect sampling of Brandy’s 1998 single “Top of the World” on Burna Boy’s “Sittin’ on Top of the World.” With a guest verse from 21 Savage, the trio delivered a stylish and captivating updated version.

Burna Boy’s GRAMMY Nominations

Burna Boy received four nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards, including Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Alone”), Best Global Music Performance (“I Told Them…”), and Best Global Music Album (“I Told Them…”). (“Sittin’ on Top of the World”). Notably, he was nominated in the inaugural Best African Music Performance Category (“City Boys”).

Historical Achievements

As a powerhouse in the music industry, Burna Boy made history as the first male Nigerian artist to win Best Global Music Album for his 2020 LP “Twice as Tall.” He continues to break barriers, now nominated in new categories like Best African Music Performance.


Afro-Fusion Journey

Burna Boy, a key contemporary in Afro-fusion, draws inspiration from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, as well as American hip-hop and R&B. His most recent album, “I Told Them…” includes joint efforts with J. Cole, GZA, RZA, and 21 Savage, showcasing his diverse musical influences. The album debuted at the top of the UK Albums chart and the UK R&B Albums chart.

In 2023, Burna Boy achieved remarkable milestones, headlining the first US stadium show by a Nigerian artist at New York City’s Citi Field. He further solidified his international presence by becoming the first African artist to headline a UK stadium show at London Stadium.

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Upcoming Ventures

Before embarking on his upcoming tour, Burna Boy is set to appear on Usher’s upcoming album, “Coming Home,” adding another exciting chapter to his already illustrious career.


Burna Boy’s performance at the 2024 GRAMMYs not only showcased his musical brilliance but also celebrated his trip as a trailblazer in the global music scene. With further ground- breaking accomplishments and interesting hookups in the workshop, Burna Boy is still impacting the direction of Afro- emulsion.

Lissa is a News Writer at USA Viewport . She has 2 year professional writing experience.