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Angélique Kidjo wins Best World Music Album at the Grammys

The Beninese artist Angélique Kidjo won the Best World Music Album for Célia at the 62nd Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020.

She won the fourth Grammy award of her career in the category of Best World Music Album for her album Célia, produced by Decca Records France, a subsidiary of Universal Music France.

Angélique Kidjo paid tribute to the new generation of African artists during her acceptance speech. Notably, she dedicated her award to the Nigerian artist Burna Boy, nominated in the same category and a part of the “young artists that come from Africa that are changing the way our continent is perceived and the way African music has been the bedrock for every music.”

She also dedicated her award to Célia Cruz, the Cuban singer and “queen of salsa,” to whom the album Célia pays homage.

About Angélique Kidjo
Four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today, a creative force with thirteen albums to her name. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. Angelique has performed with several international orchestras and symphonies, including the Bruckner Orchestra, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Philharmonie de Paris. Her live show was recently captured at the famous Austin City Limits, making its television debut in January 2016. 

In 2019, Angélique Kidjo was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.

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