Legendary South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo its fifth Grammy awards yesterday
The group was honoured in New York for the album, Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Collection, winning the best world music album category.
The group was been nominated 19 times at this years awards, including for children’s album at this year’s awards, which it did take home.
The first Shaka Zulu album was released in 1987, a year after the group gained global fame with their collaboration with Paul Simon on his Graceland album.
The group celebrated the world album victory on Twitter saying “Our 5th Grammy Award. Such an honor. Thank U Grammy Awards. Thank U fans and friends. Thank U South Africa!!”.
Bruno Mars however was the biggest winner bagging six Grammys, including the top prize, in another victory for pop-driven music over rap.
Mars’s six Grammys included song of the year for his hit single, That’s What I Like, and both record and album of the year for 24K Magic.
His win denied rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honour of becoming the first hip-hop artist in 14 years to win the coveted album of the year award.