The 63rd Grammy Awards was held virtually, on March 14, 2021. The awards were gender-inclusive and race-inclusive.
Since the three Nigerian artists didn’t participate in creating 33% of the album, they will only get Grammy certificates and that’s good enough.
Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Burna Boy also went home with Grammy Awards for Best Music Video and Best Global Music Album respectively. However, a bone of contention is whether Tiwa Savage, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti are actually Grammy Award winners.
Coldplay’s 2019 effort, Everyday Life got Best Record Packing and Album of The Year nods. Nigerian stars, Tiwa Savage,Femi Kuti and Made Kuti all featured on the album. The Kutis featured on the amazing record, ‘Arabesque‘ where Femi Kuti had an amazing Trumpet solo while Tiwa Savage worked on ‘Eko.’
Will they be Grammy winners if Coldplay won Album of The Year?
Yes, but partially.
The rule for that category states that, “For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33% playing time of the album, if other than Artist.”
Since the three Nigerian artists didn’t participate in creating 33% of the album, they will only get Grammy certificates. not gramophones and that’s good enough. It will be Femi Kuti’s first semblance of a win from five nominations.