Man of the moment, Burna Boy has once again been taken to a new level barely a week after winning his first Grammys. In a fresh collaboration, the Nigerian superstar teams up with Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber to deliver on the new song ‘Loved by You’. The song is on Bieber’s sixth album, Justice, which was released last Friday, with Burna Boy’s feature on Track 14 currently trending on Nigerian Twitter space following the release which has become a favourite among music lovers.
Interestingly, Nigerians on Twitter has been hailing the ‘African Giant’ for his 30 seconds verse on the song. In this impressive new feature co-produced by Nigerian music producer, LeriQ, their mutual respect for one another’s sound direction shone through their individual levels in a mesh of distinctive vocals and rich instrumentation in ‘Loved by You’. Easy on the ears, Bieber is a wizard in this track as a cascade of sounds bounce off in his breathy lines. For Burna Boy’s innate authenticity and musical innovation in an engagement of anecdotes and lines from deep within, is auditory gold.
The multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, Justin Drew Bieber became the first artiste to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, debuted on the US Billboard 200 in 2010 with his global anthem ‘Baby’ and became the youngest solo male act to top the chart in 47 years. He has built quite the list of notable features with over 30 collaborations with the industry’s biggest names including Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj, Chance The Rapper, Usher, Ludacris, and Travis Scott.
For BET’s Best International Act, singer and songwriter, Burna Boy who has always been big on international collaborations from the early days of his career, has a number of international collaborations with artistes across genres, eras, and continents including Sam Smith, Dave, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran, Pop Smoke, Jorja Smith, Major Lazer, Mahalia, J Hus, and Lily Allen. Soon after his recent collaboration with Australian global superstar, Sia in ‘Heyboy’, Burna Boy featured on a Becky G’s song, ‘Rotate’ which is now a part of Pepsi’s new football campaign.
Real name Damini Ogulu, the talented singer clinched his first Grammy laurel at the just concluded 63rd Grammy Awards and has been basking in the euphoria. The afro-fusion artiste bagged the much-coveted Grammy award in the Best Global Music Album (formerly Best World Music Album) category for his ‘Twice as Tall’ album.