Burna Boy performs onstage during 2022 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Burna Boy Earns the Most 2023 Headies Awards Nominations with Nearly a Dozen Entries

Burna Boy has officially earned the title as the music artist with the most nominations for the 2023 Headies Awards. Will he win them all? Read on.


Aug. 23 2023, Published 8:43 p.m. ET

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When it comes to Burna Boy, he is not a stranger to getting major awards. From a few Soul Train awards to a handful of BET Awards, his music has deserved each and every one of them.

And the winning streak doesn't look like it's about to stop for him yet. In fact, he was just nominated for several categories at the 2023 Headies Awards.

Did Burna Boy get nominated for the 2023 Headies Awards?

Burna Boy performs on the Coachella Stage during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 21, 2023 in Indio, California.
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Burna Boy has successfully nabbed the top spot for the most nominations for a single artist for the 2023 Headies Awards with a total of 10 nominations.

The categories he is in the running for include Best Male Artist, Best R&B Single for his song "For My Hand" with Ed Sheeran, and Album Of The Year for his popular 2022 album Love, Damini.

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This isn't the first time that Burna Boy has been nominated for the coveted award. In fact, he has been a fairly consistent nominee since as early as 2013, when he was nominated for Album Of The Year for L.I.F.E. He has won a total of nine Headies Awards so far.

Burna Boy talks about the effort behind his music.

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Burna Boy has been in the music industry for over a decade now. That being said, he is known for putting his heart and soul into his music. The artist spoke with NPR and shared his views on the music he creates.

He said, "Everything I'm — if you ever heard my voice on it, then you're hearing my heart. I don't make that type of music that you can pick a favorite. You know, this is the one. Oh, this is the — no. Everything is a part of my soul and a part of my being and a part of my experiences in life."

Who else was nominated for the 2023 Headies Awards?

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Even though Burna Boy is a very successful artist, the categories he's nominated in this year have a very impressive lineup to compete with. For example, for Album Of The Year, he's up against several popular artists like Rema and Asake. There is also a lot of competition when it comes to the International Artist of the Year category. Pop artist Selena Gomez, rapper Drake, and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are all in the running.

What are the Headies Awards? An explanation.

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If you don't see a lot of American artists nominated for the 2023 Headies Awards, it's probably because they are not the main focus of the annual honors.

The Headies specifically highlight Nigerian artists who have worked hard in the music industry. But, when they do collaborations with international artists, those artists are also considered for an award.

The 2023 Headies Awards are officially set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Will Burna Boy be able to take home all 10 awards from the categories he's nominated in? Only time will tell.

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