Burna Boy: Afrobeats Star’s Last Last Certified Diamond

BY JO Mensah November 8, 2023 6:54 AM EDT
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Burna Boy's City Boys is flying in France Photo source: Instagram/@burnaboygram

Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Burna Boy has achieved yet another remarkable milestone in his musical career.

His chart-topping song Last Last has been officially certified Diamond in France. The song has garnered 50,000,000 streams so far, SENP announced.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, expressed his excitement and gratitude for this remarkable achievement by resharing the news on X.

Burna Boy and Afrobeats dominating

This recognition highlights the global appeal and influence of Afrobeats music and solidifies Burna Boy’s status as a prominent figure in the music industry.

Last Last was released as part of Burna Boy’s critically acclaimed 6th album Love Damini, which gained widespread acclaim for its innovative sound and beautiful love lyrics. The song, with its catchy melody and chorus, quickly became a favourite not only in Nigeria but also across international markets.

The Diamond certification of Last Last in France follows a series of other achievements for the show stopper. He has received critical acclaim for his music and has earned several prestigious awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album.

The success of Last Last is not only a testament to Burna Boy’s talent but also reflects the growing popularity of Afrobeats music worldwide. Afrobeats, a genre that originated in West Africa, has transcended geographical boundaries and is now enjoyed by people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

African Giant surpasses 800m streams on Spotify

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

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 Sets Unwanted Record At 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards

Earlier, Burna Boy had 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.