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Rave News Digest: Beyoncé Breaks Record for Most Grammy Wins of All Time, Tems Wins First Grammy Award, Messi + More

Rave News Digest: Beyoncé Breaks Record for Most Grammy Wins of All Time, Tems Wins First Grammy Award, Messi + More


Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammy wins of all time, Tems wins first Grammy Award, PSG director confirms Messi contract talks. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix. 

1. Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammy wins of all time

Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy wins of all time, with 32, having won four awards in the 2023 proceedings. The award that put her over the top was a win for best dance/electronic album for Renaissance.” Beyoncé was on hand at the arena to accept this one, unlike earlier in the event, when she was not yet on the premises for the win that had her achieving a tie, when “Cuff It” got best R&B song and earned her win number 31.

Two of her awards were given out during the non-televised Premiere ceremony in the afternoon, and she subsequently picked two more during the prime-time telecast. The two awards announced for Beyoncé in the pre-telecast proceedings were for best dance/electronic recording for “Break My Soul” and best traditional R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa” (the last two both tracks from her “Renaissance” album).

2. Tems wins first Grammy award

Nigeria’s Tems has bagged her first Grammy award in the 2023 “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category. The singer won the award for her vocal and writing contributions to the smash hit “Wait For U” by Future, featuring Drake and herself, making it her first Grammy award win after four nominations.

Others nominated for the category include DJ Khaled ft. Future & SZA (Beautiful); Jack Harlow (First Class); Kendrick Lamar ft. Blxst & Amanda Reifer (Die Hard) and Latto (Big Energy Live). 

Congratulations to Tems on this magnificent feat!

3. South Africa’s Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode win Grammy Best Global Music Performance

South Africa’s Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode have won the “Best Global Music Performance” category at the Grammy Awards for their song “Bayethe.” The trio beat competition from the likes of Arooj Aftab, Eddy Kenzo, Matt B, Burna Boy, amongst others, at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, USA. This serves as their first win and another feat for South Africa.

Congratulations to the winners.

4. Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne dies aged 88

The Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne, best known for his space-age metal dresses, bestselling fragrances, and eccentric pronouncements, has died at the age of 88. His death was announced on Friday in a statement by the Puig Group, which owns the Paco Rabanne brand. “I am profoundly saddened by the death of Paco Rabanne,” the group’s chief executive, Marc Puig, said in a statement. “Through his great personality, he transmitted a unique aesthetic and a daring, revolutionary and provocative vision of the world of fashion.”

The house of Paco Rabanne paid its own tribute to the man it described as a “visionary designer and founder.”

Our condolences go out to his loved ones.

5. PSG director confirms Messi contract talks amid reports of World Cup winner delaying discussions

Paris Saint-Germain director Luis Campos has confirmed that the club remains in talks with Lionel Messi regarding a contract extension in France. The Ligue 1 champions have known for some time that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner would see his current deal expire in the summer of 2023. It was always suggested that Messi would wait until after the World Cup finals in Qatar before making a decision on his future, and he returned from the Middle East expecting to put pen to paper after inspiring his country to global glory. No terms have been agreed upon as of yet, amid rumors of the iconic 35-year-old delaying discussions, but Campos insists meetings are taking place.

PSG’s sporting director has told the media: “At the moment, we are in discussions with Messi about his extension. I would like to keep him in this project; I can’t hide it. We are talking at the moment to achieve this goal, and continue to have him with us.”

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Our Weekday News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world––including celebrity news from Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines from American reports to top African news today, and the best sports stories in 2023. 

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