South African musician Tyla won her first Grammy Award at the age of 22 at the 66th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 4)
The artist won Best African Performance award for her afropiano and R&B song Water, which has achieved global popularity and received numerous accolades.
“Hosted by South Africa’s renowned comedian, Trevor Noah, South Africa’s presence at the Grammy Awards once again highlighted the country’s exceptional people and showcased the diverse South African artistic talent on the world stage,” South African Tourism said in a press statement congratulating Tyla on her achievement.
Noah was hosting the awards for the fourth time and was also nominated for the Best Comedy Album award.
South African Acapella group, Just 6, were nominated in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Acapella category, while acclaimed Amapiano producer, Musa Keys was nominated for Best African Performance for his collaboration with Nigerian artist Davido.
“South Africa boasts a colourful myriad of cultures and heritage and the country’s performance at this award ceremony continues to add to the attraction of our destination,” SA Tourism said.