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South African music sensation Tyla Seethal makes history at the 2024 Grammys

by  Africa Media Australia

In a groundbreaking moment at the 2024 Grammy Awards, South African singing sensation Tyla Laura Seethal, widely known as Tyla, secured her place in music history by winning the coveted Grammy for Best African Music Performance. The Johannesburg-born artist, who signed with Epic Records in 2021, stunned the industry with her triumph at the age of 22.

Tala Seethal at the Grammys (Photo: Robert Gauthier – Getty images)

Tyla’s journey to Grammy glory began with her 2019 debut single, “Getting Late,” featuring Kooldrink, which garnered domestic success and ultimately led to her signing with Epic Records. However, it was her chart-topping hit “Water” that solidified her status as a global force to be reckoned with. The single reached an impressive peak at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just last month, marking a significant achievement for the young artist.


Competing against heavyweights like Burna Boy, Davido featuring Musa Keys, ASAKE & Olamide, and Ayra Starr in the inaugural year of the Best African Music Performance category, Tyla’s victory reflects not only her undeniable talent but also the global appeal of her music. During her acceptance speech, Tyla expressed her disbelief at winning a Grammy at such a young age.

I never thought I’d say I won a Grammy at 22 years old,” Tyla shared with gratitude. “Thank you to the Recording Academy for recognizing the importance of this category. It means a lot to me.”


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The Best African Music Performance category was one of three new additions at the 2024 Grammys, alongside Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording. Tyla’s win adds another layer to the diverse tapestry of global music recognized by the prestigious awards ceremony.

As the music world celebrates Tyla’s historic win, it’s evident that this young South African artist is poised to make an even greater impact on the global music scene in the years to come. Her talent, dedication, and unique sound have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the 2024 Grammy Awards and set the stage for an exciting chapter in Tyla’s promising career.

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