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Christians at the Grammys: 5 things you may have missed

Christians at the Grammys: 5 things you may have missed

The Soweto Gospel Choir sings Johnny Clegg's 'Asimbonanga' in Woolworth's SA. | (Screenshot: YouTube/Woolworths SA)

5. South African gospel choir wins Best World Music Album

The Soweto Gospel Choir won the Grammy for Best World Music Album for its record Freedom.

The record was released in 2018 as part of the choral ensemble's tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. Featured on the record are a variety of South African struggle songs including a rendition of Asimbonanga, by Johnny Clegg.

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in November of 2002.

Their win this year is the group's third Grammy, having won previously in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, the choir became the first South African artist to perform at the Academy Awards. They have performed with gospel artists Kirk Franklin and Bebe Winans.

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