Recording Academy CEO, Harvey Mason Jr revealed on a recent visit to Ghana that the institution is considering the addition of an Afrobeats category to next years 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
Mason made it clear however, that the decision is far from final. “The categories are decided by proposals submitted by members. The members can say ‘Harvey i want an Afrobeats category …’ so that process has started now. I thing the listening session last week was very important, very valuable, and a step towards the path”
Afribeats has exploded in popularity globally with artists like Wizkid Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide Fireboy leading the charge.