The 35-year-old singer’s feature on Beyoncé’s acclaimed “The Lion King: The Gift” album landed his name on The Recording Academy’s nomination list which was released Wednesday, November 20.
Shatta Wale’s effort on track 19 – “Already” – with Major Lazer made waves across the African continent when it was released in July this year.
The 27-track soundtrack which features some top international artistes including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Mr Eazi, was nominated in the “Best Pop Album” category.
The album competes with Billie Eilish's “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and “thank u, next” by Ariana Grande among other albums.
See the nominees below.
MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Best Pop Vocal Album:
The Lion King: The Gift - Beyonce
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
No.6 Collaborations Project - Ed Sheeran
Lover - Taylor Swift