5. Youssou N’Dour (1 Grammy)


Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa.

He toured internationally for thirty years, winning his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album, in 2005.

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