Femi Kuti loses again as Beyonce clears six Grammys!


Femi KutiShe entered the night with 10 nominations  and  emerged with a solid six wins, including gongs for Song of the year and Best R&B song for her hit

single ‘Single ladies – Put a ring on it’. That was Beyonce.

Apart from now setting the record for the most awards won in a single year by a solo female,  Knowles will now have a total of 16 Grammys sitting on her shelve as she continues to dominate global pop/R&B music.

The six categories Beyonce came tops are : ‘Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Song Of the Year and Best R&B song. Taylor Swift didn’t pack as much prizes as Beyonce, but she went home with four gongs – including the coveted ‘Album of the year’ where Beyonce was also in contention.

Other big Grammy winners include Beyonce’s husband Jay Z, The Black Eyed Peas, Kings Of Leon, Lady GaGa and Eminem. The two Nigerian  nominees in the competition were not very lucky.

Femi Kuti lost the Best Contemporary World Music Album category to Grammy veteran Bela Fleck while Seal lost the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category to Jaso Mraz. Kuti was performing at his ‘Shrine’ in Lagos when his category was announced.

“It’s not sad news. It was good Femi was nominated. So, we are not sad at all; just happy that good music was recognised,” NET reported that Yeni Kuti, the Afro beat singer’s sister said in reaction to her brother’s loss.  The 52nd annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, with performances from Lady GaGa, Pink, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Beyonce and many others.