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Nigerian Superstars Burna Boy, Asake, and Rema Earn Nominations for 2024 Brit Awards

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Nigerian music continues its global ascendancy as three of its superstars, Burna Boy, Asake, and Rema, secure nominations for the prestigious 2024 Brit Awards. The nominations were announced in various categories that celebrate musical achievements.

  • Best International Artist: Burna Boy and Asake have earned nominations in this category alongside international stars such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, and Lana Del Rey.
  • Best International Song: Rema’s hit single ‘Calm Down’ has secured a nomination in this category. Other African nominees include Cameroonian-American singer Libianca for ‘People’ and South African sensation Tyla for ‘Water.’

This recognition at the Brit Awards underscores the global impact and appeal of Nigerian music, reinforcing its position on the international stage. The achievements of Burna Boy, Asake, and Rema highlight the diversity and richness of the Nigerian music scene.

The Brit Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place, and winners will be announced, providing another platform for Nigerian artists to showcase their talent on the global stage.

See the full list below:

International Artist of the Year

Asake
Burna Boy
Caroline Polachek
CMAT
Kylie Minogue
Lana Del Rey
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
SZA
Taylor Swift

International Song of the Year

Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
David Kushner – Daylight
Doja Cat – Paint The Town Red
Jazzy – Giving Me
Libianca – People
Meghan Trainor – Made You Look
Miley Cyrus – Flowers
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz – Miss You
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
Peggy Gou – It Goes Like (Nanana)
Rema – Calm Down
SZA – Kill Bill
Tate McRae – Greedy
Tyla – Water

Artist of the Year

Arlo Parks
Central Cee
Dave
Dua Lipa
Fred again..
J Hus
Jessie Ware
Little Simz
Olivia Dean
Raye

Group of the Year

Blur
Chase & Status
Headie One & K-Trap
Jungle
Young Fathers

Best New Artist

Mahalia
Olivia Dean
PinkPantheress
Raye
Yussef Dayes

Song of the Year

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – Miracle
Casso/Raye/D-Block Europe – Prada
Central Cee – Let Go
Dave and Central Cee – Sprinter
Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
Ed Sheeran – Eyes Closed
J Jus featuring Drake – Who Told You
Kenya Grace – Strangers
Lewis Capaldi – Wish You The Best
PinkPantheress – Boy’s A Liar
Raye featuring 070 Shake – Escapism
Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry – Dancing Is Healing
Stormzy featuring Debbie – Firebabe
Switch Disco and Ella Henderson – React
Venbee & Goddard – Messy In Heaven

Mastercard Album of the Year

Blur – The Ballad Of Darren
J Hus – Beautiful And Brutal Yard
Little Simz – No Thank You
Raye – My 21st Century Blues
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy

International Group of the Year

Blink-182
Boygenius
Foo Fighters
Gabriels
Paramore

Alternative/Rock Act

Blur
Bring Me The Horizon
The Rolling Stones
Young Fathers
Yussef Dayes

Pop Act

Calvin Harris
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Olivia Dean
Raye

R&B Act

Cleo Sol
Jorja Smith
Mahalia
Raye
Sault

Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

Casisdead
Central Cee
Dave
J Hus
Little Simz

Dance Act

Barry Can’t Swim
Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again..
Romy

January 25, 2024

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