Here is a list of five international awards Burna Boy has won since he began his career as an artist.
The name Burna Boy is arguably one of the biggest names in the African Music industry. The African Giant himself has been overly successful within Africa and the international scene.
This is why we compiled a list of the top 5 international awards the singer has won since he kicked off his career as an artist.
The growth of Burna Boy from just a household name to a force of Afrobeats to be reckoned with on the international scene is what earns him the respect as one of the major exports out of Africa in terms of music and sublime performance.
The context of international awards refers to the recognition from other continents other than Africa.
How Many Awards Has Burna Boy Been Nominated For?
According to Wikipedia, Burna Boy has been nominated for a total of 47 awards in his career so far.
Burna Boy has, however, won 23 out of the 47 awards he was nominated for.
How Many International Awards Has Burna Boy Been Nominated For?
Burna Boy has received 8 international nominations in his career as an artist. He has, however, won 6 international awards from the 8 nominations received
What International Awards Has Burna Boy Been Nominated For?
Burna Boy has been nominated for the following international awards:
- Grammy Awards
- Brit Awards
- MOBO Awards
- BET Awards
- MTV Europe Music Awards
- Edison Awards
5 International Awards Burna Boy Has Won
BET Awards 2 Awards
The BET Awards was the first major international award Burna Boy won, and He became the Best International Act at the BET Awards in 2019 and 2020.
In 2019 He was crowned the Best International Act at the BET Award ceremony held on the 23rd of June 2019 in Los Angeles. He had been nominated in the same category as top acts from all around the world.
The list of nominees included top acts, which were :
- Aya Nakamura (France)
- AKA (South Africa)
- Dave (UK)
- Dosseh (France)
- Giggs (UK)
- Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)
Burna Boy achieved the same success once again at the BET Awards in 2020 in the same category of Best International Act again. He was nominated alongside top acts like:
- Innoss’B (DRC)
- Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
- Dave (UK)
- Stormzy (UK)
- Ninho (France)
- S.Pri Noir (France)
MTV Europe Music Awards 1 Award
Burna Boy was crowned the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2019 on the 3rd of November 2019. He was nominated alongside top acts, which included:
- Nasty C
- Prince Kaybee
Grammy Awards 1 Award
Burna Boy joined the exclusive list of elites when he picked up his first Grammy Award with his timeless masterpiece of an album titled ‘Twice As Tall’ for the Best Global Music Album on the 14th of March 2021 in a virtual event where he also performed at the pre-show of the event.
MOBO Awards 1 Award
The African Giant received the award for the Best International Act at the MOBO Awards held on the 9th of December 2020. He had been nominated in the same category as some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Drake, Koffee, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke, Popcaan, Rema, and Roddy Ricch and so on.
Edison Awards 1 Award
Burna Boy was awarded the Dutch music prize for his outstanding achievement in the music industry as he received the award for the Best World Album with his timeless piece ‘African Giant.’ He became the first and the only Nigerian to be honoured by the Dutch music industry.