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Tila wins her first Best African Music Performance award for “Water” at the 2024 Grammys

Tila wins her first Best African Music Performance award for “Water” at the 2024 Grammys

The Recording Academy did not make Tila sweat as the Johannesburg-born singer took home the Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance in the first year of the category.

The “Water” singer was nominated alongside ASAKE & Olamide, Burna Boy, Davido featuring Musa Keys and Ayra Starr. Last month, Tyla's hit song peaked at No. 7 Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“I never thought I'd be able to say I won a Grammy when I was 22,” Tayla said as she accepted the award. “Thank you to the Recording Academy for this class. It's very important.”

Tayla at the 66th Grammy Awards on February 04, 2024, in Los Angeles, California.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy


The Best African Instrumental Performance category is one of three new categories debuting at the 2024 Grammy Awards, along with Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording. Australian pop star Kylie Minogue took home the final award for her film “Padam Padam.”

Stream the 2024 Grammy Awards It is broadcast live on the CBS Television Network And broadcast on Paramount+ 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

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