afrobeats star burna boy is the first african artist to garner 100 million streams on spotify

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by Helvine Achieng May 21, 2021

Chart Data, an independent online platform that collates digital music statistics worldwide has  announced that Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boys three highly accoladed albums Twice as Tall, African Giant and Outside have been recognised for reaching 100 million streams each.

According to Face to Face Africa, Burna Boy now has over 100 million streams for each album on Spotify, making him the most in-demand Afrobeats artist.This latest achievement marks Burna Boy’s legend status as one of the Afrobeats pioneers that introduced the genre to international markets, where it has since become very popular. 

The 2020 album ``Twice as Tall'' earned Burna Boy a Grammy in the “Best Global Music” category at the 2021 Grammy Awards. This specific win was major for Burna Boy after he lost out to Benin’s iconic singer Angelique Kidjo, at the 2020 Grammys. Kidjo, in turn, dedicated the win to him.