Two South African artists are glowing at the news of their first-ever Grammy nominations!
Global (13 November 2023) — As the 2024 Grammy nominations invite champagne-popping moments for artists mostly in the West, the African artists who have made their countries and fanbases ever so proud include South African names.
South Africa’s Tyla and Musa Keys have received their first-ever Grammy nominations, leaving them and SA glowing in the light of yet another achievement in music from local artists this year.
Both in their twenties, the young artists scooped nominations under the Best African Music Performance Category, with Tyla nominated for her history-making hit ‘Water’ and Musa Keys for his feature on ‘UNAVAILABLE’.
Musa Keys Keys Got nominated for Grammy 🇿🇦🙌
Massive for South Africa 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/O5KCbgTm3F
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) November 10, 2023
— Tyla (@Tyllaaaaaaa) November 10, 2023
Tyla’s music also earned another nomination, with Theron Thomas getting the nomination nod for the Songwriter of the Year category for the writing of ‘Been Thinking’.
While both South Africans have received a ton of praise for representing us on the Grammys rollout, it’s been an especially celebratory year for Miss Tyla Seethal who, in the space of a few weeks, became a household name around the world thanks to the virality of Water.
The Joburg native broke not only TikTok but the internet after earning her place on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record for the most monthly Spotify listeners AND reaching one million views on YouTube in a day for Water’s debut.
And, the two are joined by another local name that might be familiar to a nation—Mr Trevor Noah, who is no stranger to the Grammys.
Trevor’s ‘I Wish You Would’ made the nomination list for Best Comedy Album, for which the Netflix Special also earned an Emmy Nomination—his first Emmy nomination outside of the Daily Show.