Nigerian afrobeat superstar, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy has achieved another milestone in his career as a musician.
The successful artiste is set to perform at the premiere of the 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony.
This year’s edition which will be live-streamed on Grammy.com will be hosted by current three-time GRAMMY nominee Jhené Aiko.
Kicking off the event will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”.
The special all-nominee ensemble performance will feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.
Current nominees Bill Burr, Chika, Infante, and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam will present the first GRAMMY Awards of the day.
Branden Chapman and Bill Freimuth are the producers on behalf of the Recording Academy, Greg Fera is executive producer and Cheche Alara will serve as a music producer and musical director.