Burna Boy has finally disclosed how he felt when Angelique Kidjo was announced the winner of Best World Music Album category at the 2020 Grammys.
In an interaction with his fans on Twitter, one asked Ye’ hitmaker, “how did you feel losing the Grammy?”
“Sick. Totally sick,” Burna Boy, who was in the category with his album ‘The African Giant’, answered.
However, according to him Angelique Kidjo – the six-time Grammy winner – explained to him the ins and outs of the highly anticipated award event.
“My musical Mother @angeliquekidjo told me everything I needed to understand about the Grammys,” he added.
With that advice in mind, the Grammy-nominated act is working on making his next album “Twice as Tall”.
Burna Boy added that the album would be released in July 2020.
Sick. Totally sick. But my musical Mother @angeliquekidjo told me everything I needed to understand about the Grammys. So now I’m “Twice as Tall” (that’s the name of my next Album by the way dropping in July by the grace of the most High) https://t.co/JKExPQMROe— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) March 31, 2020
Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall.
Kidjo beat out fellow nominees Altin Gün (Gece), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley (What Heat), Burna Boy (African Giant) and Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’Ayiti).
During her acceptance speech, Kidjo celebrated a new generation of African artistes coming up to represent the continent while thanking luminaries who came before her for their contributions to world music, including Celia Cruz.
“Four years ago on this stage, I was telling you that the new generation of artistes coming from Africa gonna take you by storm and the time has come,” Kidjo said.