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“No Words,” Tyla Gushes Over Her Grammy Win

“No Words,” Tyla Gushes Over Her Grammy Win. Your first major award being a Grammy is just on some highest level. Well, Tyla has been making major waves for months now, and she might a well be the one to make such history.

The sensational Tyla has just taken home the golden gramophone for Best African Music Performance. She bagged herself the Best African Music Performance Award for her hit song Water. The amapiano-based pop song is a national anthem across the globe. Water entered the Billboard Hot 100 last year, the first for an South African solo artist since Hugh Masekala in 1968. It later peaked at No. 7, making her the highest-charting African female solo musician in Billboard history. The song also went to No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs and Hip-Hop/R&B charts

Tyla makes history as the first-ever Best African Music Performance winner. The category was created in order for the Academy to honor music from the continent, according to Academy President Harvey Mason Jr. 

Other nominees in the category were: ASAKE & Olamide – Amapiano, Burna Boy – City BoysMiracle, Davido Featuring Musa Keys – UNAVAILABLE, Ayra Starr – Rush. At the end of the day, the best wo(man) won.

“What the heck? I never thought I’d say I won a GRAMMY at 22 years old“……. “I know my mother’s crying somewhere in here. ” Tyla said in her acceptance speech.

On her Instagram, a speechless Tyla posted that she has no words.

Tyla is now the youngest South African and to win a Grammy. She is also the youngest African Grammy winner. Tyla is also the 3rd South African female artist to win a Grammy Award. A year ago, Nomcebo Zikode, together with Zakes Bantwini and Wouter Kellerman bagged themselves a Grammy. They walked away with the Best Performance award in the Global Music category, for their hit song ‘Bayethe’. The iconic Miriam Makeba became the first local Grammy winner back in 1966. She won in the category of Best Folk Recording for the record An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba.

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