Tyla wins first Best African Music Performance at the Grammy Awards.
In a thrilling debut for the category, Johannesburg-born singer Tyla clinched the Grammy for Best African Music Performance at the prestigious Recording Academy Awards.
Competing alongside esteemed artists ASAKE & Olamide, Burna Boy, Davido featuring Musa Keys, and Ayra Starr, the “Water” singer emerged victorious. Tyla’s chart-topping single reached impressive heights, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just last month.
Expressing her astonishment and gratitude, Tyla exclaimed, “I never thought I’d say I won a Grammy at 22 years old,” as she graciously accepted the award. She went on to extend her heartfelt thanks to the Recording Academy for acknowledging this crucial category. “It’s so important,” she emphasized.
The category for Best African Music Performance is among three new categories introduced at the 2024 Grammys, alongside Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording. Notably, Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue secured the latter award for her track “Padam Padam.”