Johannesburg — Multiple award-winning South African gospel group, the Soweto Gospel Choir, won the Best World Music Album Grammy for their album Freedom at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music
The Best World Music Album is for albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings. Other nominees included Nigerian musician Omara "Bombino" Moctar; Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara; and Nigerian musicians, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.
This was the Soweto Gospel Choir's fifth nomination in this category and they have won the award a total of three times.