Wizkid nominated for 2017 Grammy award for his contribution to Drake’s 2016 album in the “Album of the year” category as he was featured as a producer and guest singer on the lead single, One Dance.
Alongside Wizkid was Kah-Lo, a British-Nigerian musician for the song Rinse and Repeat by British DJ, Riton was also nominated for the Best Dance Recording of the year.
On the just released 59th Grammy Awards Nominations in All Categories, last year’s Best New Artist winner Meghan Trainor unveiled the contestants for the marquee categories live on CBS, according to Billboard.com. The field is led by Beyoncé with 9 nominations, followed by similarly huge stars Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West (8 each).
The Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an honour awarded by The Recording Academy to recognise outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.
The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures).
The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honour the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 58th Grammy Awards were held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organisation of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognising musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.
About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2013. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them Charli XCX, Kelly Clarkson, Death Cab for Cutie, Flo Rida, Kevin Gates, David Guetta, JoJo, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Melanie Martinez, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, K. Michelle, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, Christina Perri, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Shinedown, Skrillex, Trey Songz, Twenty One Pilots, Rob Thomas, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and much more.