Dec 6, 2011 – Femi Kuti Receives Third Grammy Nomination
Femi Kuti’s ‘Africa for Africa’ has been nominated as Best World Music Album in the 54th edition of the Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Femi is up against AfroCubism, Ladysmith Black and Malian Tinariwen. This is his third Grammy nomination since 2003 that he lost to Panamanian Salsa Ruben Blades. naijagists.com
Nominated in the best world music album category in 2010, Femi lost to US banjo player, Bela Fleck.
Femi Kuti Africa For Africa Live Performance
Femi’s sister, Yeni was happy and hopeful Femi wins this year as it was his third nomination so far without any wins.
Meanwhile Kanye West tops this year with seven nominations; while Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each gather six nods. Lil Wayne and Skrillex have five nominations, and Drake; producers/songwriters Paul Epworth, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine; Nicki Minaj; Mumford & Sons; Radiohead; Rihanna; and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) each receive four nominations.
The nominees for best R&B Album are F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown; Second Chance by El DeBarge; Love Letter by R. Kelly; Pieces Of Me by Ledisi; and Kelly by Kelly Price.
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration nominees are “Party” by Beyoncé & André 3000; “I’m On One” by DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne; “I Need A Doctor” by Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey; “What’s My Name?” by Rihanna & Drake; “Motivation” by Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne; and “All Of The Lights” by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie.(daily times)