As we approach the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, slated for February 2024, the speculation and excitement around potential nominations for Davido and his outstanding album ‘Timeless‘ are building up.
The window for eligibility and submission for consideration officially closed in the initial week of October 2023. The Recording Academy is currently in the process of reviewing submissions and voting for nominations to honor exceptional contributions and achievements in the music industry throughout 2023.
Davido’s fourth studio album, ‘Timeless,’ has been a resounding success, garnering attention and acclaim. It has significantly elevated the afrobeats genre on the international stage, with tracks like ‘Unavailable’ and ‘Feel’ becoming viral hits, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of four potential categories for which the singer might receive nominations in November 2023, anticipating the prestigious award ceremony in 2024.
Has Davido been nominated for a Grammy Award before?
The 66th edition of the Grammy Awards might see Davido receive his first Grammy Award nomination since his illustrious career kick-off. As hard as it may seem to believe, the 30 Boss has not received any Grammy nominations over the years. This is not unfounded or strange, as the recognition of Afrobeats and the young talents dominating the scene kicked off on a global scale during the COVID-19 period.
What categories might Davido be nominated for at the Grammy Awards?
Davido, with songs off his fourth studio album, could receive three nominations, with the album itself receiving one nomination. With Unavailable being the viral track off the album that had fans worldwide, and celebrities such as Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Israel Adesanya, and many more actively participating in the viral challenge, it could earn Davido his first nod in the following categories.
The newly introduced Best African Music Performance category
Best Global Music Performance category
Best Collaboration category
The album itself, which was released on March 31, 2023, is likely to receive a nomination in this category:
Best Global Music Album category
Davido has continued to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry and the growth of Afrobeats on a global scale means the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards is one to look out for as it would be a year of firsts for several artists.