By our projections, come February 12, 2017 at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, Nigerian pop star, Wizkid will become the first Nigerian singer to win a Grammy Award.
Yea you read that right!
Wizkid’s first Grammy will not be for his own song, but for a song he contributed immensely to.
The song, ‘One Dance’ by Drake featuring Kyla and Wizkid in our books and by our calculations has an 86% chance of winning a Grammy award.
To start with, the song was released in April 2016, which means it clearly falls into the Grammy eligibility period which has been announced as October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
Now let’s talk about the huge feats the song has recorded so far
According to Billboard, the single racked up 4.67 million streams in one week and pulled about 3,000 combined chart sales.
The song set a new record, becoming the longest-running No. 1 single in U.K.’s digital era, as at now, the song has spent 11 straight weeks on the top of the Billboard chart.
As of June 16, 2016, ‘One Dance’ has sold 1,280,141 copies in the United States.
Away from this, the year 2016 has also been remarkable for Wizkid, amongst other accomplishments, he has sold out stadiums all over Africa and Europe during his world tour, he’s been on tour with Chris Brown, featured on several international magazines including Vogue, he’s wrapping up the release of a new album, he signed three of Ghana’s biggest acts to his international label, won the African Artiste of the Year Award at the 17th Ghana Music Awards.
We may very well congratulate Wizkid in advance for what is to come.
Save this post, you will reference it in February 2017 when Wizkid brings home the Grammy that has eluded the legendary Femi Kuti four times!