We can say that 2021 started on a positive note for the two-times Grammy-nominated singer from Nigeria, Burna Boy as his song ‘Destiny” makes Biden-Harris playlist on their Inauguration Day.
Burna Boy is the only African that features on the 46-track playlist which will usher in the newly elected President of the United States of America, Joe Biden and his Vice President, Kamala Harris for their Inauguration.
The playlist was curated by Issa Rae’s record label, Raedio.
According to The Insider, the Presidential Inaugural Committee selected tracks that are empowering and celebrate diversity. The playlist ranges across genres over the decades and has included the likes of Beyonce, SZA, Dua Lipa, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Stevie Wonder, and more.
Biden and Harris each had different walk-on songs with Biden walking to Bruce Springsteen’s “We Take Care of Our Own”.
Harris walked to Mary J. Blige’s “Work That”.
2021 saw him featured on the remix of Australian pop star, Sia’s “Hey Boy”. He also performed “Way Too Big” on the popular US talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“Way Too Big” is off Burna Boy’s album Twice as Tall which bagged a Grammy Nomination under the new “Best Global Music Album”
At 29, Burna Boy is one of Africa’s breakout stars, and his music has been sampled and featured by some of the world’s biggest artists including Fall Out Boys, Jorja Smith, and Beyoncé.