African music giant, Burna Boy, will perform at the 2021 Grammy pre-show which will be livestreamed on GRAMMY.com at 3 p. m. EST on March 14.
The premiere ceremony will be hosted by Jhene Aiko. It will kick off with an ensemble of previous Grammy nominees including Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington performing “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” in tribute to late legend, Marvin Gaye.
Burna Boy was nominated at the 2021 Grammy Awards in the Best Global Music Category, alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.
Previously known as the international category of Best World Music Album, the category was renamed to “make it more modern and inclusive.”
Other nominees include Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion up for Record of the Year, H.E.R for the Song of the Year, Buju Banton for Best Reggae Album, and more.
This is Burna Boy’s second Grammy nomination after losing to the iconic Angelique Kidjo during the last ceremony.
Considering the praise Twice as Tall has received, Burna Boy hopes this is the year he takes the award home.