It is an important feat for African Acts to record immense success at the Grammy awards, which is why we compiled a list of the African acts with the highest number of Grammy awards.
We gear up for the 64th edition of the Grammy awards on April 4, 2022, by 1 am West African Time. It is important to know that Africans have always been acknowledged by the Recording Academy itself, which is why we compiled a list of the African acts with the highest number of Grammy awards.
Music has always been something African acts have always been passionate about; the crucial part is, however, receiving recognition for your passion. The recording academy has continued to reward artists for their excellence, and we have compiled a list of Africans that have continued to be recognized over time.
List Of African Acts With The Highest Grammy Awards
5. Burna Boy 1 Grammy Award
The African giant holds the number 5 position with one grammy award in The Best World Music Album category with his album ‘Twice as Tall’ in 2021. This was an important feat for Nigerian music as he also performed alongside notable names at the 63rd Grammy Award pre-show.
4. Soweto Gospel Choir 3 Grammy Awards
With a total of 5 nominations and three awards, the South African group Soweto Gospel Choir holds the number 4 spot on our list. The talented group has always been acknowledged for their creative contribution to developing African music worldwide.
3. Ali Farka Toure 3 Grammy Awards
The legendary Malian singer holds the number 3 position with a total of 5 nominations and three awards. The talented and creative singer influenced the way people viewed African music until his passing in 2006 after a long battle with cancer.
2. Angelique Kidjo 4 Grammy Awards
The Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist Angelique Kidjo hold the number 2 position with 4 Grammy awards. She has continued to remain relevant in the African music industry to date.
1. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 5 Grammy Awards
The South African male choral group holds the number one position with a total of 5 grammy awards. They are viewed as the most prestigious group in South Africa to date. They have still continued to be remembered for their fifth Grammy award dedicated to the former president of South Africa, Late Nelson Mandela.