burna boy becomes the first african artist to have 100 million streams from three different albums.
byMay 13, 2021
Nigerian singer Burna Boy has made history as the first African artist to achieve over 100 million streams on Spotify. Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming and media services provider. According to local reports, Burna Boy's last three albums, 'African Giant,' 'Outside,' and 'Twice As Tall' had each hit 100 million on the said platform.
"@burnaboy is the first African artist to have three albums with at least 100 million streams each on Spotify (African Giant, Outside & Twice As Tall)," @chartdata tweeted.
"Making Africans proud!! We need more African artists representation from all African countries," @hereforallu commented.
"He's currently the biggest music export from Africa... It's no surprise that he's achieving all of these incredible records effortlessly," @Spotless360_ shared.
The win comes barely a day after Burna Boy's mother and manager, Bose Ogulu, was named as one of the 2021 International Power Players by Billboard. Ogulu co-executive-produced, released and promoted the "Twice As Tall" album from Nigeria's breakout global star Burna Boy.
Twice As Tall also won best global music album at this year's Grammy Awards. Bose has set up a publishing company through Spaceship Collective to enable Africans to own their catalogues so that the authenticity of our stories, our glory, our culture is sustained, and we are empowered," described Bose.