Burna Boy: “African Giant” Album Surpasses 800 Million Streams On Spotify

BY JO Mensah November 4, 2023 12:50 PM EDT
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Burna Boy's African Giant album chalks a milestone on Spotify Photo source: Instagram/@burnaboygram

Burna Boy’s acclaimed album, African Giant, has now officially exceeded a whopping 800 million streams on the popular music streaming platform Spotify.

This milestone has not only solidified Burna Boy’s status as a global music sensation but also secured the album’s place in history as the most-streamed African album from the 2010s.

Released in 2019, “African Giant” quickly caught the attention of music enthusiasts worldwide with its fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, and hip-hop influences.

Burna Boy’s unique sound and socially conscious lyrics struck a chord with listeners, earning him a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim.

The album’s success on Spotify demonstrates the enduring appeal of Burna Boy’s music and its cross-cultural resonance.

It’s not just a personal triumph for the artist but a testament to the growing popularity of African music on the global stage.

The Nigerian star, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, hails from Nigeria and has been a pivotal figure in the rise of Afrobeats, a genre that blends traditional African rhythms with contemporary sounds.

His “African Giant” album showcases his artistry, combining infectious melodies with thought-provoking messages that address societal and political issues.

This achievement is a significant milestone for both Burna Boy and African music as a whole. It reflects the genre’s rising influence on the international music scene and its ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.

Burna Boy Sets Unwanted Record At 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards

Meanwhile, Burna Boy may be used to winning but he had a night to forget at the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards.

After garnering seven nominations, the City Boys hitmaker was highly expected to take home some plaques. But he ended up going home empty-handed.

The African Giant failed to win any of his seven nominations at the ceremony. Held at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 3, it was aired on October 10.