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Fireboy DML On His Rise, Working With Ed Sheeran On ‘Peru’ & More | Billboard News

Rising Afrobeats star Fireboy DML talks about how he got interested in making music, his many notable collaborations with the likes of Blaqbonez, Jon Bellion, Jon Batiste, Jax Jones, Madonna and his most well know collaboration Ed Sheeran on his most famous song “Peru,” how he feels about the Grammys finally recognizing Afrobeats, how much he loves football, mixing Afrobeats and country music, his love of Noah Kahan and more.

Fireboy DML
She took me out on a date.

Tetris Kelly
Oh, I love that.

Fireboy DML
And she just made me feel, let’s let’s move on. What up people? My name is Fireboy DML and you’re watching Billboard News.

Tetris Kelly
Hey, what’s up? It’s Tetris with Billboard News and I’m excited today because I’m hanging out with Fireboy. How’s it going, man?

Fireboy DML
I’m good, I’m blessed, how you doing man?

Tetris Kelly
Last time I saw you, you were kicking it at the Grammys, man, living your best life. How’s the whole experience for you?

Fireboy DML
It was amazing. It was a brand new experience for me. It was glamorous seeing all those people or those talents, you know, people that look up to. I saw Lenny Kravitz, I saw Jay-Z. Yeah, it was an amazing experience for me.

Tetris Kelly
That’s super cool. And how was it to see Afrobeats being celebrated, because obviously, there was the Best African Music Performance category that was a new category. So to see that happening to see Burna Boy on stage, how was that was that?

Fireboy DML
Ah that was everything. It was like a manifestation of everything that we’ve been working for over the years. And I was just really honored to witness it. It was like, “Oh, this is this is where this is like, this is it.” You know, I’m just I’m just really happy for Afrobeats in general and African music in general, because I mean, it’s bigger than Afrobeats.

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