Tyla celebrates 1st win at the Grammy Awards 2024.

South African singer-songwriter Tyla made history by winning her very first Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance for her song “Water.”

The 22-year-old makes history as the first-ever Best African Music performance winner.

The South African starlet came ahead of ASAKE & Olamide (“Amapiano”); Burna Boy (“City BoysMiracle”); Davido Featuring Musa Keys (“UNAVAILABLE”); and Ayra Starr (“Rush”).

The  pop song entered the Billboard Hot 100 last year, the first for a South African solo artist since Hugh Masekela in 1968.

This newly established category marks a significant step towards acknowledging the vibrant and diverse music scene from Africa.

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