Wizkid Wins First Grammy Award With Beyonce’s Collaboration

Wizkid Wins First Grammy Award With Beyonce’s Collaboration
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Nigerian Music hitmaker, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has won his first-ever Grammy Award for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King’, at the 63rd Grammy Award.

The Joro crooner won the award alongside Beyonce, who owns the song and featured artists – Wizkid, Blue Ivy, and SAINt JHN on the song.

The feat also marks the first Grammy Award for Beyoncé’s daughter.

The award will go to Jenn Nkiru who directed the video while artists, producers, and video directors will get a statuette for this category.

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The official Twitter account of Grammy tweeted, ‘Congrats Best Music Video winner – ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ @Beyonce #BlueIvy @wizkidayo’.

Beyoncé’s visual for “Brown Skin Girl” took home the award over videos by Future and Drake (‘Life Is Good‘), Harry Styles, (‘Adore You‘), Anderson Paak (‘Lockdown‘), and Woodkid (‘Goliath‘).

Wizkid has continued to excel on the global stage. His latest album, Made In Lagos, enjoyed rave reviews across the world, even as his fan base stretched to hitherto ‘unconquered’ territories.

Three of Wizkid’s songs, Borrowed Love, Soco and Can’t Believe were certified in Canada. Other songs, ‘Love’ and ‘Energy’ also earned certification in the United Kingdom; while Come Closer got certified Gold in the United States of America; and ‘Bella’ got certification in France.

Wizkid has become the most awarded Nigerian artiste at the BET Awards, having won three times. The singer was the first African artiste to be nominated at Brazil’s Breaktudo Awards in the ‘Global Artiste’ category.

Wizkid emerged as the first African artiste to debut on Spotify’s Global and Album charts #10. Continuing his winning streak, Wizkid became the first Nigerian artiste to record at least one entry on the United Kingdom’s singles chart with two different albums― Come Closer (2017) and Ginger (2020). Meanwhile, Made in Lagos is the longest-charting Nigerian album on the UK albums chart for the new decade.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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