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Burna Boy hits 1 billion streams on audiomack, first in Africa

Burna Boy hits 1 billion streams on audiomack, first in Africa

Nigerian music superstar, Burna Boy, has hit one billion streams on Audiomack, becoming the first African musician reach that height.

The feat was announced by Audiomack, a global music streaming platform via their Twitter handle.

“Congratulations, Burna Boy, on becoming the first African artist to hit 1 billion Audiomack streams,” Audiomack tweeted.

The music star achieved this milestone with the combined streams of his last three albums and singles in recent years.

Burna Boy is the most followed African musician on Audiomack, with over four million followers.

He recently performed at the Champions League Kick-off Show by Pepsi and has made remarkable progress in expanding his global audience.

The music giant took to social media express his gratitude to his fans and Audiomack, acknowledging their support in his career.

“I am incredibly grateful and humbled; much love to everyone who has streamed my music and continues to support me; you all are the true MVPs,” he posted.

Who’s Burna Boy

Born 2 July 1991 as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).

In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside (2018) marked his major-label debut.

In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as Apple Music Up Next artist that year. His fourth studio album, titled African Giant, was released in July 2019. It won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

He was awarded African Artist of the Year at the 2020 Ghana Music Awards. Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, in August 2020. It won Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. He won Best International Act at the 2021 BET Awards.

Burna Boy’s sixth studio album, Love Damini, was released in July 2022 and became the highest debut of an African album on the Billboard 200 chart. It also became the highest charted African album in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and France.

In October, Burna Boy was awarded the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic plaque for his achievements in music. In 2023, Rolling Stone ranked him number 197 on its list of the 200 greatest singers of all time.

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