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BET Awards 2024: Tyla Secures Best New Artist and Best International Act Titles

The 22-year-old singer won the Best New Artist and Best International Act awards in 2024

South African singer Tyla, renowned for her captivating vocals and her smash hit single “Water”, secured two prestigious plaques at the just-ended BET Awards show, held on June 30, 2024,  at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old singer won the Best New Artist and Best International Act awards in 2024. In her acceptance speech, Tyla expressed gratitude to her fans, family, and the BET community and Africa.

“This is such a gift to be here. I want to dedicate this one to Africa. I want to dedicate this to all the African superstars before me that didn’t get these opportunities that I’m getting. This is just amazing. Africa to the world guys,” she said with enthusiasm.

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Tyla is the third non-US-born artist to win the Best New Artist award, following Nicki Minaj and Sam Smith. Her chart-topping single “Water” peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January and earned her the first Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance in February.

In addition to winning twice on the night, the Grammy-winning singer captivated the audience with a captivating performance of her single “Jump,” which featured American rapper Gunna and Jamaican dancehall star Skillibeng.

Prior to her win, Tyla’s released a four track self-titled debut album, “Tyla”, in March 2024, which features a unique blend of Afrobeat, R&B, and pop, creating a fresh and vibrant sound that captivates listeners.

The album features guest appearances from Tems, Travis Scott, Gunna, Skillibeng and Becky G. The album received critical acclaim and debuted at 24th on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

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