2022 Grammys: Who Won Best Global Music Album?

Benin native, Angelique Kidjo won the Best Global Music Album at the ongoing 2022 Grammys.

The singer-songwriter, actress, and activist beat the likes of Rocky Dawuni’s Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1, Daniel Ho & Friends’ East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live In Concert, Femi Kuti And Made Kuti’s Legacy +, and WizKid’s Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition.

In Kidjo’s acceptance speech, she said it is a big win for Africa. It should be noted that the Mother Nature crooner has won the Grammy many times in the past.

Angelique Kidjo inherited her music prowess from her family since her father was a musician, and her mother worked as a choreographer and theatre director.

She delivered a stunning performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on July 23, 2021. She got listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Angelique Kidjoe is a versatile artiste whose musical genres include the Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles.

According to her Wikipedia page, Her musical mentors include Bella Bellow, James Brown, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Celia Cruz, Jimi Hendrix, Miriam Makeba and Carlos Santana.

She has recorded and collaborated with several artistes around the world including Dave Matthews and the Dave Matthews Band, Kelly Price, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis, Ziggy Marley, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Yo-Yo Ma, Carlos Santana, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban, Dr John, the Kronos Quartet, Yemi Alade, Cassandra Wilson, Burna Boy, Sting, Mr Eazi and Indonesia’s pop star Anggun.