Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy, performs Afrobeat at the 2024 Grammys Award on Sunday 4 February 2024, officials announced.

According to Rolling Stone, Burna is the first Afrobeat performer to play at the Grammys which began 64 years ago.

Executive Producer Raj Kapoor told the magazine that both Brandy and 21 Savage will also perform on stage.

This will be 21 Savage’s debut at the show while Brandy hasn’t taken the stage to perform at the Grammys in decades.

Although Kapoor did not disclose what song Burna will be performing, there is the likelihood that this will be “Sittin’ on top of the World.” The song samples Brandy’s 1988 hit with Ma$e, “Top of the World” which recently featured 21 Savage on a remix.

“It’s gonna be huge,” says Kapoor. “It’s gonna get everybody on their feet.”

In the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now Kapoor breaks down what to expect from the 66th Annual Grammys Awards.

The creative director for the Burna Boy performance is Fatima Robinson, noted for her work on Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour.

Elsewhere in Kapoor’s interview with the podcast, he reveals that there were conversations about a possible Tina Turner tribute performance from Beyoncé.

“We’ve definitely had conversations and we know how much Tina and Beyoncé loved each other,” he says.

He also says it’s possible that Taylor Swift, confirmed to attend, appears as a last minute performer.

Sometimes, these have happened days before the event, he says.  “And yeah, we’re always open to the idea.”

The Recording Academy of the United States instituted the Grammy Awards, aka the Grammys, to recognize “outstanding” achievements in the music industry.

The Grammys is one of the most prestigious and significant awards in the music industry.


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