Already etching her name into Billboard history books with the international breakout hit ‘Water,’ the burgeoning artist Tyla can now celebrate her inclusion in the Recording Academy’s records following a surprising triumph on Sunday (February 4).


Earning her first GRAMMY nomination for the chart-topping ‘Water,’ Tyla left a lasting impression on viewers at the 2024 ceremony by clinching the award for Best African Music. In a stunning victory, she surpassed notable contenders such as ASAKE, Olamide, Burna Boy, Davido, and Ayra Starr.


This groundbreaking win not only secured Tyla’s place in the Recording Academy’s annals but also marked a historic moment as the 22-year-old became the inaugural recipient of the trophy, introduced in 2023.


The exciting news unfolds just a month ahead of the release of Tyla’s eponymous debut album, destined for digital shelves.


In an additional feat, Tyla’s triumph in this category makes her the pioneer winner, establishing a remarkable double history for the talented artist.