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Travis Scott, Luke Combs and Burna Boy Added to 2024 GRAMMYs Performers Lineup

Travis Scott, Luke Combs and Burna Boy Added to 2024 GRAMMYs Performers Lineup

[ad_1] In anticipation of the 66th annual GRAMMY Awards, the second set of performers has been announced, promising a night of musical brilliance at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4.  Among the newly announced list of performers is GRAMMY winner Burna Boy — who’s nominated in four categories this year: Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance, Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best African Music Performance. GRAMMY nominee Luke Combs — who is nominated again this year for Best Country Solo Performance — and Travis Scott — whose Utopia album is up for Best Rap Album — are also set to take the stage during music’s biggest night. The trio will be joining an already stellar lineup of previously announced acts, which include current nominees and previous Best New Artist winners: Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish. The stage is set for an unforgettable evening with these chart-topping artists performing, and additional acts yet to be announced. Eilish — who recently clinched the Best Original Song at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards for …

Burna Boy: I Told Them review – Afrobeats superstar punches closer to the mainstream | Afrobeats

[ad_1] You could view the title of I Told Them as defiant: Burna Boy’s seventh album arrives preceded by controversy after its author told a journalist about his desire for Black Americans to return to Africa. It is a regular topic with the 32-year-old Nigerian, who is very big on pan-Africanism: he has claimed his ultimate career goal is “the eventual unity of Africa”. This time, however, he unwisely suggested that the reason Chinese and Italian immigrants in the US have “respect” and “don’t go through the things that African Americans go through” was because African Americans lacked knowledge of their own roots. You can understand the storm that followed: as more than one outraged commenter pointed out, he seemed to have overlooked the fact that Chinese and Italian Americans came to the US of their own volition, rather than on slave ships. The artwork for I Told Them. In fairness, Burna Boy is no stranger to controversy: in 2020, an interview with the Guardian went unexpectedly off-piste when he announced his admiration for Colonel …

Burna Boy review – historic gig is a swaggering, star-studded triumph | Burna Boy

[ad_1] Burna Boy makes history here, becoming the first African artist to headline a UK stadium. The Grammy award-winning, Nigeria-born artist has popularised Afro-fusion – the blending of Afrobeats with pop, dancehall, hip-hop and R&B influences – for more than a decade and, long cherished by Britain’s African and Caribbean communities, has edged into the UK mainstream with starry collaborations (Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Jorja Smith) and summer 2023’s ubiquitous Top 5 solo single Last Last. Embodying sonic influences that shape an entire continent, this show affirms African music’s place as a staple in British culture. Thumping talking drums, saxophone licks and expressive moves from a captivating white-clad troupe of dancers pre-empt Burna’s arrival. The stage set is a fairground – dubbed the Love, Damini Fair after his most recent album – complete with a golden merry-go-round that turns to reveal the man himself in a bold orange jumpsuit blowing in the breeze. Kickstarting a two-hour set, it’s clear that the star’s swagger – his wide grin and explosive movements in tandem with a vivacious band …