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    Grammy 2023: Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Tems nominees

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    Burna Boy has been nominated for the 2023 Recording Academy Awards, also known as the Grammys.

    The Academy released the nomination list on Tuesday, with the award ceremony scheduled for February 5, 2023.

    Burna Boy’s latest album, Love, Damini, was nominated for Best Global Music Album, alongside albums from other international music stars.

    In addition, the singer was nominated for Best Global Music Performance for his hit single “Last Last.”

    Tems from Nigeria was also nominated for her work on Future’s “Wait For U,” on which she featured. Tems and Drake both received nominations for Best Melodic Rap Performance.

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    See full list of nominations below:

    Best Global Music Album

    Shuruaat – Berklee Indian Ensemble

    Love, Damini – Burna Boy

    Queen of Sheba – Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf

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    Between Us… (Live) – Anoushka Shankar, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley featuring Manu Delago

    Shakura – Masa Tukami

    Best Global Music Performance

    “Udhero Na” – Adrooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar

    “Gimme Love” – Matt B & Eddy Kenzo

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    “Last Last” – Burna Boy

    “Neva Bow Down” – Rocky Dawuni featuring Blvk H3ro

    “Bayethe” – Wouter Kellerman, Zaken Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode

    Best Pop Solo Performance

    “Easy on Me”- Adele

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    “Moscow Mule”- Bad Bunny

    “Bad Habit”- Steve Lacy

    “Woman”- Doja Cat

    “About Damn Time”- Lizzo

    “As it Was”- Harry Styles

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    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    “Don’t Shut Me Down” – ABBA

    “Bam Bam” – Camilla Cabello featuring Ed Sheeran

    “My Universe” – Coldplay & BTS

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    “Unholy” – Sam Smith & Kim Petras

    “I Like You (A Happier Song) – Post Malone & Doja Cat

    Best Pop Vocal Album

    Voyage – ABBA

    30 – Adele

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    Music of the Spheres – Coldplay

    Harry’s House – Harry Styles

    Special – Lizzo

    Best Dance/Electronic Recording

    “Break My Soul” – Beyonce

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    “Rosewood” – Bonobo

    “Don’t Forget My Love” – Diplo & Miguel

    “I’m Good (Blue)” – David Guetta & Bebe Rexha

    “Intimidated” – Kaytranada featuring H. E. R.

    Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

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    As Days Go By (An Arrangement of the Family Matters Theme Song) – Armund Hutton, arranger

    How Deep Is Your Love – Matt Cusson, arranger

    Main Titles (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) – Danny Elfman, arranger

    Best Instrumental Composition

    African Tales – Paquito D’Rivera

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    El Pais Invisible – Miguel Zenon

    Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues – Danilo Perez

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    Refuge – Geoffrey Keezer

    Snapshots – Pascal Le Beouf

    Best Rap Album

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    God Did – DJ Khaled

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    I Never Liked You – Future

    Come Home The Kids Miss You – Jack Harlow

    Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar

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    It’s Almost Dry – Pusha T

    Best Melodic Rap Performance

    “Beautiful” – DJ Khaled featuring Future & SZA

     

    “Wait For U” – Future featuring Drake & Tems

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    “First Class” – Jack Harlow

    “Die Hard” – Kendrick Lamar featuring Blxst & Amanda Reifer

    “Big Energy (Live)” – Latto

    Best Rap Song

    “Churchill Downs” – Jack Harlow featuring Drake

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    “The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

    “God Did” – DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy

    “Pushin P” – Gunna & Future featuring Young Thug

    Songwriter of the Year, Non Classical

    Amy Allen

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    Nija Charles

     

    The Dream

    Tobias Jesso Jr.

    Laura Veltz

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    Song of the Year

    “abcdefu” – GAYLE

    “About Damn Time” – Lizzo

    “All Too Well (10 Minute Version, The Short Film)” – Taylor Swift

    “As It Was” – Harry Styles

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    “Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy

    “Break My Soul” – Beyonce

    “Easy on Me” – Adele

    “God Did” – DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy

    “The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

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    “Just Like That” – Bonnie Raitt

    Best Improvised Jazz Solo

    “Rounds (Live)” – Ambrose Akinmusire

    “Keep Holding On” – Gerald Albright

    “Falling” – Melissa Aldana

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    “Call of the Drum” – Marcus Baylor

    “Cherokee/Koko” – John Beasley

    “Endangered Species” – Wayne Shorter & Leo Genovese

    Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

    Bird Lives – John Beasley, Marcus Lindgren & SWR Big Band

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    Remembering Bob Freedman – Ron Carter & The Jazzaar Festival Big Band Directed by Christian Jacob

    Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra – Steven Feifke, Bijon Watson, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra

    Center Stage – Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber & WDR Big Band Conducted By Michael Abene

    Architecture of Storms – Remy Le Beouf’s Assembly of Shadows

    Best Latin Jazz Album

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    Fandango at the Wall in New York – Artruro O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

    Crisalida – Danilo Perez featuring the Global Messengers

    If You Will – Flora Purim

    Rhythm & Soul – Arturo Sandoval

    Musical De Las Americas – Miguel Zenon

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    Best Reggae Album

    The Kalling – Kabaka Pyramid

    Gifted – Koffee

    Scorcha – Sean Paul

    Third Time’s The Charm – Protoje

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    Com Fly Wid Mi – Shaggy

    Record of the Year

    “Bad Habit” – Steve Lacy

    “The Heart Part 5” – Kendrick Lamar

    “About Damn Time” – Lizzo

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    “As It Was” – Harry Styles

    “Don’t Shut Me Down” – ABBA

    “Easy on Me” – Adele

    “Break My Soul” – Beyonce

    “Good Morning Gorgeous” – Mary J. Blige

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    “You And Me On The Rock” – Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius

    “Woman” – Doja Cat

    Best Bluegrass Album

    Toward the Fray – The Infamous Stringdusters

    Almost Proud – The Del McCoury Band

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    Calling You From My Mountain – Peter Rowan

    Crooked Tree – Holly Tuttle & Golden Highway

    Get Yourself Outside – Yonder Mountain String Band

    Best Americana Performance

    “Silver Moon (A Tribute to Michael Nesmith)” – Eric Alexandrakis

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    “There You Go Again” – Asleep at the Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett

    “The Message” – Blind Boys of Alabama Featuring Black Violin

    “You and Me On The Rock” – Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius

    “Made Up Mind” – Bonnie Raitt

    Best Traditional Blues Album

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    Heavy Load Blues – Gov’t Mule

    The Blues Don’t Lie – Buddy Guy

    Get On Board – Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder

    The Sun Is Shining Down – John Mayall

    Mississippi Son – Charlie Musselwhite

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    Bets Contemporary Blues Album:

    Done Come Too Far – Shemekia Copeland

    Crown – Eric Gales

    Bloodline Maintenance – Ben Harper

    Set Sail – North Mississippi Allstars

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    Brother Johnny – Edgar Winter

    Best Folk Album

    Spellbound – Judy Collins

    Revealer – Madison Cunningham

    The Light at the End of The Line – Janis Ian

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    Age of Apathy – Aoife O’Donovan

    Hell on Church Street – Punch Brothers

    Best Regional Roots Music Album

    Full Circle – Sean Ardoin and Kreole Rock and Soul Featuring LSU Golden Band From Tigerland

    Natalie Nolan – Natalie Ai Kamauu

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    Halau Hula Keali’l O Nalani – Live at the Getty Center – Halau Hula Keali’l O Nalani

    Lucky Man – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

    Live at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Ranky Tanky

    Best Orchestral Performance

    Adams, John Luther: Sila – The Breath of the World – Doug Perkins

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    Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7-9 – Gustavo Dudamel

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    Eastman: Stay On It – Christopher Rountree

    John Williams – The Beril Concert – John Williams

    Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman – Michael Repper

    Best Classical Instrumental Solo

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    “Abels: Isolation Variation” – Hailey Hahn

    “Bach: The Art of Life” – Daniil Trifonov

    “Beethoven: Diabelli Variations” – Mitsuko Uchida

    “Letters for the Future” – Time For Three, Xian Chang, Conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

    Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

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    Eden – Joyce DiDonato, Maxim Emelyanychev

    How Do I Find You – Sasha Cooke, Kirill Kuzman

    Okpebholo: Lord How Come Me Here? – Will Liverman, Paul Sanchez

    Stranger – Works For Tenor By Nico Mulhy – Nicholas Phan

    Voice of Nature – The Anthropocene – Renee Fleming, Yannick Nezet-Seguin

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    Best Contemporary Classical Composition

    “Akiho: Ligneous Suite” – Andy Aikho

    “Bermel: Intonations” – Derek Bermel

    “Gubaidulina – The Wrath of God” – Sofia Gubaidulina

    “Puts: Contact” – Kevin Puts

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    “Simon: Requiem for the Enslaved” – Carlos Simon

    Best Country Solo Performance

    “Heartfirst” – Kelsea Ballerini

    “Something In the Orange” – Zach Bryan

    “In His Arms” – Miranda Lambert

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    “Circles Around This Town” – Maren Morris

    “Live Forever” – Willie Nelson

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

    “Wishful Drinking” – Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt

    “Midnight Rider’s Prayer” – Brothers Osbourne

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    “Outrunnin’ Your Memory” – Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert

    “Does He Love You – Revisited” – Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton

    “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde

    Going Where The Lonely Go – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

    Best Country Song

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    “Circles Around This Town” – Maren Morris

    “Doin’ This” – Luke Combs

    “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version, From The Vault)” – Taylor Swift

    “If I Was a Cowboy” – Miranda Lambert

    “I’ll Love You Until The Day I Die” – Willie Nelson

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    “Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson

    Best Country Album

    Growin’ Up – Luke Combs

    Palomino – Miranda Lambert

    Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde

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    Humble Quest – Maren Morris

    A Beautiful Time – Willie Nelson

    Best Gospel Album

    “Die to Live”  – Maranda Curtis

    “Breakthrough: The Exodus (Live)” – Ricky Dillard

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    “Clarity” – Doe

    “Kingdom Book One Deluxe” – Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin

    “All Things New,” – Tye Tribbett

    For a full list, visit Grammy’s official website.

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    Cables come in different materials, casing, and sizes to accommodate different electrical loads and different conditions in which they’ll be used. While they can be made of aluminium or other materials, most electrical wires are copper.

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    1. The late Quadri Oyebamiji was well-known as Sisi Quadri in Yoruba films.
    2. He was born December 26, 1979, in Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.
    3. He attended primary and high school in Ore, Ondo State.




    4. Before becoming a celebrity in the entertainment industry, Quadri was a Muslim, a skilled makeup artist, and a fashion designer.
    5. He began acting in 2002 with the film ‘Koto Aye,’ directed by the late Alhaji Ajileye.
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    In today’s competitive business landscape, organizations strive to enhance their productivity and profitability through the efficient utilization of cutting-edge technology. One such transformative tool is Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. By investing in advanced CRM software development, businesses can streamline their operations, improve collaboration, and ultimately boost productivity and profitability.

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    One of the key benefits of advanced CRM systems is the facilitation of seamless communication and collaboration within an organization. By centralizing customer data, communication history, and transaction details, teams can access real-time information, reducing the need for multiple touchpoints. This fosters efficient collaboration, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and working towards common goals. With improved communication and collaboration, productivity is enhanced, leading to increased profitability.

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    Automation is a cornerstone of advanced CRM systems. By automating routine tasks such as data entry, lead nurturing, and follow-ups, businesses can significantly reduce manual effort and minimize human error. This not only frees up valuable time for employees but also ensures that critical processes are executed consistently. Improved efficiency translates directly to increased productivity and, consequently, higher profitability.

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    In conclusion, investing in advanced CRM software development is a strategic move for optimizing business processes, improving collaboration, and ultimately boosting productivity and profitability. With streamlined communication, enhanced customer insights, automation, seamless integration with other tools, real-time analytics, customization, mobile access, training and support, data security measures, scalability, and integration with AI and automation technologies, businesses can unlock new levels of efficiency and profitability. Embracing the power of advanced CRM solutions allows organizations to thrive in today’s dynamic and competitive market, achieving sustained growth and success.

    Remember, the success of CRM software lies in its implementation and utilization, so choose a reputable CRM software provider that understands your business needs and offers comprehensive support throughout your CRM journey.

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