Burna Boy Lights Up 2024 Grammys With Afrobeats

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Burna Boy created history in the Recording Academy. The 32-year-old musician from Nigeria, accompanied by 21 Savage and Brandy, became the first Afrobeats artist to ever perform during the annual Grammy Awards on February 4th. The trio set up a medley performance of “Sittin’ on Top of the World” – the 2023 track by Burna Boy that featured 31-year-old 21 Savage. The track contains a notable sample of “Top of the World” – the 1998 hit by Brandy, featuring Mase.

Burna Boy Creates History

Burna Boy wore silver jewels while sporting a jacket in red. For the bottom, he wears matching jeans in light blue. The performance began with “On Form”, his song, performed alongside dancers whose attire seemed to be traditional clothing from Nigeria. Next up was “City Boys”, Burna Boy’s smash hit. This time the stage was colorfully lit up, with the singer joining the dancing as well.

After that, Brandy joined the stage. She came out from the top of a stairway. She was outfitted in all-black with knee-high boots in red. She sang a component of “Top of the World”, her hit. Further on, 21 Savage made an appearance as well, wearing a leather pants and jacket in all-red, He performed his verse from “Sittin’ on Top of the World”, the song by Burna Boy.

Raj Kapoor, the executive producer of the Grammys, had earlier announced the scheduled performance of the trio via Rolling Stone. As such, Burna Boy’s performance was not historic only for him. It was the first 21 Savage rapped on stage for the Grammys. Finally, Brandy also performed for the Grammys for the first time in quite several years. In 2019, “Rockstar” was performed by Post Malone, but 21 Savage did not have the chance to be there.