Burna Boy, a Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer, has been the first African artist to cross over 100 million Spotify streams. Spotify is a Swedish music streaming and media service company.
According to local sources, Burna Boy’s last three songs, ‘African Giant,’ ‘Outside,’ and ‘Twice As Big,’ each sold 100 million copies on the website.
@chartdata tweeted, “@burnaboy is the first African artist to have three albums with at least 100 million Spotify streams each (African Giant, Outside, and Twice As Tall).”
The news drew the attention of Burnaboy’s followers, who were overjoyed. One fan responded with a tweet emphasizing the significance of the achievement for representation and other African musicians.
This comes just a day after Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mother and manager, was named one of Billboard’s 2021 International Power Players.
Burnaboy’s album “Twice As Tall” was co-executive produced, released, and promoted by Ogulu.
Twice As Tall took home the Grammy Award for best global music album this year. “Bose has established a publishing company, Spaceship Collective, to allow Africans to own their own catalogs so that the authenticity of our stories, glory, and culture is preserved, and we are empowered,” according to Billboard.