South Africa is in celebration mode this week after comedian Trevor Noah scooped a prestigious Grammy nomination.
Trevor is nominated in the Best Comedy Album category for a recording of his live stand-up special,Â Trevor Noah:Â Son of Patricia.
Trevor is up against the likes of Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ellen DeGeneres and Dave Chappelle at the awards, whichÂ will be held on January 26.
Taking to social media, Trevor couldn’t hide his excitement at the news.
âToday I woke up to the news that Iâve been nominated for a Grammy award. A GRAMMY AWARD! … What a life Iâve been blessed enough to live. Thank you, mom❤️.â
He also paid tribute to those who were nominated alongside him.
âJust when I thought the feeling couldnât get any better I saw the other names in my category and I almost cried. Dave Chappelle: my mentor and friend. A legend who pushes me to be funnier every time Iâm on stage.
âEllen DeGeneres: my watch buddy and talk show/stand up idol. Aziz Ansari: My comedy cellar comrade. Where we would work our ideas every night. Jim Gaffigan: A comedy genius who has made me cry laughing every time Iâve watched him on stage and every time weâve hung out off stage!â
It caps a fine year for the comedian, who earned two Emmy nominations in July. Trevor won a Best Short Form Variety Series Emmy in 2017 for hisÂ The Daily Show: Between the ScenesÂ segments.
The star recently made history as the first African comedian to sell out the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York, on his Loud and Clear Tour.