Grammy nominations
Photo Credit: The Recording Academy

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’.

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.

Sources: The Recording Academy 
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Please share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens, or share your good news with us by clicking here or click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes there’s good news around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *