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Friday, 10 November 2023 22:30

Musa Keys nominated for the 66th Grammy Awards.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The nominations have been announced for the 66th Grammy Awards, as Musa Keys, the talented Amapiano star, scores his first-ever Grammy nomination.

Musa was nominated in the Best African Music Performance category for his feature on Davido's hit song, 'Unavailable'. 

With this nomination, He joins the ranks of other South African stars who have made their mark on the international stage.

He becomes the second South African artist to be nominated in the Best African Music Performance category, following in the footsteps of Tyla. The rest of the nominations in this category are dominated by Nigerian musicians.

Upon hearing the news, Musa took to Instagram to express his excitement, saying, 'God! Come see me shining.' And indeed, the entire nation is shining with pride as South Africa continues to make its presence felt at the prestigious Grammy Awards.

Over the past few years, South African artists have consistently represented the country at the Grammys. 

The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles' Arena on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024.

This year's awards include three new categories: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording. 

Elsewhere, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus and boygenius have all received six nominations each, with female artists broadly dominating the leading categories.

Swift, 33, has actually become the first artist in history to receive seven nominations in the prestigious Song of the Year category.

The shortlisting of 'Anti-Hero' has seen Swift surpass the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie for the all-time record.

The chart-topping star - who released her album 'Midnights' in October 2022 - has also tied with Barbra Streisand for the most all-time nominations by a female artist.

SZA and Swift will compete for the Record of the Year accolade with the likes of Jon Batiste, Boygenius, Cyrus, Eilish, Monet and Rodrigo.