Grammy-winning Nigerian sensation Burna Boy is riding high on a wave of nominations for the upcoming 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards. With an impressive seven nominations, he’s in the company of hip-hop heavyweights like Drake, Cardi B, and 21 Savage. Here’s the scoop on his historic nominations and the competition he’s up against.
Burna Boy: Making BET History
Burna Boy is no stranger to awards, but this time, he’s making history. The African Giant has earned a nomination in the prestigious Artiste of the Year category, marking the first time an African artist has been recognized in this category at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. It’s a testament to his global influence and exceptional artistry.
A Stacked Lineup
Burna Boy faces stiff competition in the Artiste of the Year category, going head-to-head with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Drake, 21 Savage, and Cardi B, among others. It’s a testament to his international acclaim and the impact of Afrobeat on the global music scene.
Multiple Shots at Victory
Burna Boy’s nominations don’t stop at Artiste of the Year. He’s also in the running for Song of the Year with “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” featuring 21 Savage, Best Hip-Hop Video for the same track, and Best Collaboration for the hit single. Additionally, he’s up for Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, and Hustler of the Year.
A First for Africa
Burna Boy’s groundbreaking nominations reflect the growing recognition of African artists on the global stage. His success paves the way for future generations of African musicians to shine brightly in the international music arena.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards
The 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards are set to take place in Atlanta on Tuesday, October 3. Fans can catch the premiere on BET one week later, on Tuesday, October 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It promises to be a star-studded event celebrating the best in hip-hop, with Burna Boy poised to make history once again. Don’t miss it!