Nigerian music sensation, Burna Boy, will perform live at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, which will hold on March 14, 2021.
The music star, who bagged a World Music Album nomination alongside Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tinariwen, will grace the event.
The Recording Academy announced the renaming of the ‘Best World Music Album’ to ‘Best Global Music Album in October 2020.
The Grammy Premiere which precedes the awards show will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com.
The Recording Academy introduced the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony formerly referred to as the GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony in 2015. They say the aim is to ‘‘Provide an appropriate platform to recognise all of the outstanding nominees in a wide array of categories’’.
The organisers say all of the Premiere Ceremony performers and the host are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters.
The ceremony will feature several performances by current Grammy nominees like Rufus Wainwright, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Lido Pimienta, Poppy, and many others.
All nominee performance for the show will also feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, and Mykal Kilgore.
Others are Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.
The event will be hosted by an American singer and three-time Grammy nominee Jhené Aiko.
The 29-year old musician lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category in January 2020. Beninese music legend, Angelique Kidjo, won the award.
‘Twice As Tall’, which is Burna Boy’s fifth album , was released in August.