Sensational Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr, has shared a piece of thrilling news with her fans and followers.
The singer revealed that her chart-topping hit, “Rush,” which is featured in her debut album ’19 & Dangerous,’ is currently under consideration for a nomination at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.
The elated artist revealed this exciting development through her official social media platform on Wednesday, sparking waves of enthusiasm among her devoted fans.
In a statement posted on her handle, Ayra Starr expressed her deep excitement and gratitude for the recognition, stating, “I am excited and honored that my song ‘Rush’ off my debut album ’19 & Dangerous Deluxe’ is being considered for this year’s #GRAMMY Awards! Super grateful to the creatives we worked on this together @andrevibez, @unusual_mbryo, @johnnydrille, and @prodhoops.”
She also extended her appreciation to the entire team that contributed to her success, “Big thanks to the entire @mavinrecords team, @weareplatoon, @donjazzy, @tegamavin, and @rimouuune who all made very significant contributions. To my family, friends, and Mobstarrs you all rock!”
I am excited and honored that my song "Rush" off my debut album 19&Dangerious deluxe is being considered for this year's #GRAMMY Awards!
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— Celestial being (@ayrastarr) October 11, 2023
The news has sent ripples of excitement throughout the Nigerian and international music scenes as fans eagerly await the official nominations announcement.
In a groundbreaking development, the 66th Grammy Awards will introduce a brand-new category, “Best African Performance.” This category aims to recognize and celebrate the outstanding musical talents from the African continent.
According to American music statistics company Chart Data, a total of 122 songs have been submitted for consideration in this historic category. The announcement was made by Chart Data on Thursday morning.
“122 songs were submitted for Best African Performance consideration at this year’s #GRAMMYs. 2024 will mark the first show the award will be presented,” Chart Data said through its social media handle, underscoring the significant milestone this represents for African music on the global stage.
As anticipation mounts for the official Grammy nominations, music enthusiasts across Africa and beyond are keeping a close eye on Ayra Starr’s remarkable journey, hoping to witness her make history as the first-ever winner in the newly inaugurated “Best African Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.