*Beyonce, Adele Score High –
Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer, Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has been nominated at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.
The pop star was nominated as for his contribution to Drake’s 2016 “Views” album, he was a guest artiste in Drake’s ‘One Dance’, which also featured Kyla.
Wizkid was a prominent contributor on the lead single, which was released in April 2016. The song falls into the Grammy eligibility period – October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
According to Billboard, ‘One Dance’ racked up 4.67 million streams in one week and pulled about 3,000 combined chart sales.
The song set a new record, becoming the longest-running No. 1 single in U.K.’s digital era. As of June 16, 2016, ‘One Dance’ has sold 1,280,141 copies in the United States.
The song has spent 11 straight weeks on the top of the Billboard chart.
If Wizkid gets the prize come February 12, 2017, he will become the first Nigerian singer to ever win a Grammy Award.
Meanwhile, Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Adele scored top nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards, which was announced on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Beyonce leads with 9 nominations followed by Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West who each garnered eight, while Chance the rapper has seven
However, the highlight of the nomination was between Adele and Beyonce, who are set for steep competition at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Both artists were nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the year.
About 13,000 in the music industry voted and made their selections out of more than 21,000 recordings submitted.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy and is scheduled to air live on Feb. 12, 2017 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.