The internationally acclaimed Nigerian artist, Burna Boy, has once again made waves in the music industry as he secured seven impressive nominations at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. The nominations, passing over various categories, highlight Burna Boy’s exceptional talent and significant impact on hip-hop.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards, known for recognizing the best in the genre, have acknowledged Burna Boy’s exceptional artistry and undeniable influence. The nominations he received for this year’s event reflect his outstanding contributions to the global hip-hop community.
Burna Boy ventured into new creative atmosphere, drawing inspiration from the hip-hop genre for his latest musical body of work, “I Told Them”, confusing the boundary between Afrobeats and Hip-Hop genres.
Burna Boy finds himself competing for the prestigious title of “Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year”, a category that recognizes the most exceptional talent in the industry. With his unique style and captivating performances, Burna Boy has undoubtedly earned his place among the best in the hip-hop world.
His hit single, “Sittin’ On Top Of The World”, featuring 21 Savage, has garnered widespread acclaim and has been nominated for both “Song of the Year” and “Best Hip-Hop Video”. The infectious collaboration showcases Burna Boy’s lyrical prowess and ability to captivate audiences with his infectious beats and memorable hooks.
The collaboration with 21 Savage has also earned Burna Boy a nomination in the highly competitive “Best Collaboration” category, solidifying his reputation as a sought-after collaborator and supporting his status as a global hip-hop force.
Recognized for his melodic and infectious tunes and his lyrical prowess, Burna Boy has been nominated for “Lyricist of the Year”. His thought-provoking and reflective lyrics have resonated with fans and critics alike, solidifying his position as a multifaceted artist.
Burna Boy’s electrifying stage presence and energetic performances have garnered him a nomination for “Best Live Performer”. Known for his dynamic concerts and ability to connect with his audience, Burna Boy continues to captivate fans worldwide with his magnetic stage presence.
Also, Burna Boy’s relentless work ethic and dedication to his craft have earned him a nomination for “Hustler of the Year”. This category celebrates artists with exceptional resilience and determination in pursuing their dreams.
As the BET Hip-Hop Awards draws closer, fans eagerly anticipate Burna Boy’s potential victories in these seven categories. If successful, these wins will undoubtedly seal his position as one of the most influential and accomplished artists in the global hip-hop landscape.
Fans are urged to start voting for DJ of the year, producer of the year, and best hip hop platform on Tuesday, September 12, at noon ET on the BET website, where more information about the awards is also available. All eyes will be on Burna Boy as he competes for the coveted titles and continues making an indelible mark on hip-hop.
Latest album makes history on U.K. Chart
Grammy-winning Nigerian recording artist Burna Boy becomes the first-ever international Afrobeats artist to earn the No. 1 spot on the official weekly U.K. album chart, published on September 1.
The achievement is for Burna’s latest album, “I Told Them” – his fourth album to make the UK charts and the follow-up to his 2022 “Love, Damini”, which peaked at No. 2.
“I’m absolutely thrilled and humbled by the incredible support and love that ‘I Told Them…’ has received from fans in the UK”, Burna Boy said.
“This album is very close to my heart, and to see it reach the number one spot is a testament to the power of music and the unbreakable connection I have with my fans. Thank you to everyone who made this possible”.Burna Boy
It has been a historic summer for Burna Boy, 32, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu. In June, he became the first African artist to headline a sold-out stadium show (London Stadium) in the U.K. and then did the same at a U.S. stadium (Citi Field in New York) in July.
He also took home Best International Act at the 2023 BET Awards, for the third time. The artist next plans to take his live show to FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 23.
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