Burna Boy achieved a remarkable milestone in his career with an impressive 7 nominations at the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards. The announcement on the official BET website on September 8, 2023, solidifies his status as a global music sensation, following in the footsteps of Nigerian artists like Rema and Wizkid.
This achievement comes hot on the heels of Burna Boy’s seventh studio album release, “I Told Them,” which created quite a buzz on social media when he candidly discussed the state of Afrobeat music, calling out its perceived lack of substance.
Burna Boy’s nominations span a range of categories, including Song of the Year for “Sittin on the World” featuring 21 Savage, Top Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, and Hustler of the Year.
The BET Awards, which have been celebrating black excellence in music, film, sports, and philanthropy since 2001, honor music talents who have significantly impacted the global music scene. Notable artists featured in the nominations include Cardi B, Drake, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.
Cardi B and 21 Savage lead the nominations across various categories, while Burna Boy and DJ Khaled share the spotlight with 7 nominations each.
Mark your calendars for the 2023 BET Awards, set to take place in Atlanta on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, as it promises to be an unforgettable celebration of musical talent and cultural impact.