Nigerian music critic and culture journalist, Motolani Alake has stated in confidence that Afrobeats sensation, Ahmed Ololade aka Asake will bag a Grammy nomination in 2023.
He stated during Pulse Facts Only podcast that Asake is set to be nominated for an award in the Best Global Album category.
Alake said he will be surprised if Asake does not get a nomination next year because the YBNL signee had an exceptional year.
He, however said that the ‘Peace Be Unto You crooner’ might not win, but he strongly believes his name will make the nominees list.
The podcaster said the fact that Asake’s debut album, Mr Money With The Vibe has sold 100,000 copies in America within two months is a big deal which will not be overlooked.
Alake also said that Burna Boy being on the album is a booster which will increase the chances of the Recording Academy choosing it.
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Meanwhile, in September when Asake released his debut album, Mr Money With The Vibe, he made history on Apple Music.
The YBNL act released ‘Mr Money with the Vibe’ on Wednesday, September 7 and it received widespread acceptance.
A week after the album dropped, it has bagged six record-making milestones on Apple Music worldwide.
‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ recorded the biggest opening day for an African album in Apple Music history.
The album also broke the record for the biggest opening three days for an African album in Apple Music history.
In a record-breaking trend, 9 songs off the album got into the Global Daily Top 100.
Furthermore, in a feat never before accomplished by an African album, ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ reached Number One on the Top Albums Chart in 31 countries worldwide, including Nigeria, the U.K., and Ireland.
Multiple songs off of Asake’s album reached the Daily Top 100 in 60 countries worldwide, including 26 where they reached the top 10.
The leading songs off the album also reached Number One in 14 countries worldwide.