Tyla Triumphs With Best African Music Performance At The 2024 Grammys
In a landmark moment at the 2024 Grammy Awards, South African sensation Tyla was announced as the inaugural winner of the Best African Music Performance category for her captivating single, “Water.” This year marked the first time this category was included in the Grammy Awards, highlighting the academy’s recognition of the rich and diverse musical talent stemming from the African continent. Tyla’s win places her at the forefront of this new era, setting a high standard for future nominees.
The introduction of the Best African Music Performance category, along with other new categories such as Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording, underscores the Grammys’ evolving approach to celebrating global music diversity. Kylie Minogue clinched the award for Best Pop Dance Recording, further showcasing the range of talent recognized this year.
“Water” is a standout track from Tyla’s eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album, set to release on March 22. The song’s success and Tyla’s Grammy victory not only underscore her rising status in the music industry but also spotlight the global appeal of African music. Tyla’s achievement was celebrated among a competitive field of nominees, including Asake and Olamide (“Amapiano”), Ayra Starr (“Rush”), Burna Boy (“City Boys”), and Davido featuring Musa Keys (“Unavailable”), all of whom have made significant contributions to the profile of African music on the world stage.
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