Despite having gained more than five entries for consideration in the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, Uganda didn’t earn a single nomination
Jose Chameleone had two considerations for the song titled “Ready” alongside Morgan Heritage for Best Global Music Performance and Best Music Video respectively, Eddy Kenzo was considered in the Best Global Music Album “Blessing”, Best Global Music Performance “Ukulele Esanyu” FT Daniel Ho, Best African Music Performance “Positivity” FT Masaka Kids Africana, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance “Spread Hope Send Love Around The World” FT Various Artists.
Mc Norman was also considered in the Best Reggae Album category for his ‘Twelve’ album, Vinka in the Best Global Music Performance for her ‘Bailando’ while GNL Zamba’s ‘Hustle and Motivate’ was also considered.
In the Best Global Music performance, Shadow Forces by Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily, Alone by Burna Boy, Feel by Davido,
‘Silvana Estrada’ by Milagro Y Disastre, Falu & Gaurav Shah (ft. PM Narendra Modi)’ Abundance In Millets, Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain ft. Rakesh Chaurasia’s Pashto, Ibrahim Maalouf ft. Cimafunk & Tank and the Bangas’s Todo Colores made it to the final list.
In the Best African Music Performance, Asake & Olamide’s Amapiano, Ayra Starr’s Rush, ‘City Boys‘ by Burna Boy, and Unavailable by Davido Featuring Musa Keys and Water by Tyla made the cut.
‘Epifanías’ by Susana Baca, ‘History‘ by Bokanté, ‘I Told Them’ by Burna Boy, ‘Timeless’ by Davido and ‘This Moment’ by Shakti are the final nominations for Best Global Music Album.
In the Best Reggae Album, Buju Banton’s ‘Born for Greatness’, Beenie Man’s ‘Simma’, Collie Buddz’s ‘Cali Roots Riddim 2023’, Burning Spear’s ‘No Destroyer’ and ‘Colors of Royal’ by Julian Marley & Antacus made the list.
American singer-songwriter SZA is the leading artiste in this year’s Grammy with nine nominations, followed by Phoebe Bridges with seven.
The ceremony will take on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, and will broadcast on CBS and Paramount+. The annual Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony precedes the event.
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