Grammys Plans to Add Afrobeats Category

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The Recording Academy has plans to create an Afrobeats category for the Grammys.

The Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. confirmed this while speaking to the press at the Global Citizens Festival in Ghana on Saturday (Sept. 24).

During the interview, he disclosed that they have kicked off the process by meeting with the key players and creatives that includes artists, producers, songwriters, and executives in the Afrobeats genre.

He further revealed that the members of The Academy will have to submit a proposal for the mission to go into effect. However, they had a listening session and that was the first step.

Afrobeats has become a global phenomenon.

Artists like Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, and many others have pushed the genre passed Africa making it one of the world’s leading genres in music.