African Artists Who Have Won Grammy Awards

These heavyweights of Africa’s popular music include artists who have won the most prestigious award in world music, The Grammy, amongst other awards. They include:

  • South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo winners of 5 Grammy Awards for the recording of the single ‘Shaka Zulu’ and the albums ‘Raise Your Spirit Higher’, ‘Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu’, ‘Live: Singing for Peace around the World’ and ‘Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration.’
  • Mali’s Ali Faka Touré winner of 3 Grammy Awards for his albums ‘Talking Timbuktu’, ‘In the Heart of the Moon’ and Ali and Toumani’.
  • Benin’s Angélique Kidjo winner of 3 Grammy Awards for her albums ’Djin Djin’, ‘Eve’ and ‘Sings.’
  • South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir winners of 3 Grammy Awards for their albums ‘Blessed’, ‘African Spirit’ and their single “Baba Yetu”.
  • Northern Mali’s Tinariwen also known as ‘blue men of the Sahara’ winners of 1 Grammy Award for their album ‘Tassili.’
  • Senegal’s Youssou Ndour winner of 1 Grammy Award for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’.
  • Nigeria’s Sikiru Adepoju won 2009 Best Contemporary World Music Album

To help you enjoy all your favourite music from the continent, JOOX have specially curated various AfriKa theme playlists that include:

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