Tyla: Afrobeats Star Makes Waves On Billboard Chart And US Radio With Hot single Water

BY JO Mensah October 21, 2023 8:13 PM EDT
Tyla's Water is making waves in the US Photo source: Instagram/@tyla

South African singer Tyla has achieved an extraordinary feat on the Billboard Chart.

Her hit song, Water, a seamless blend of Amapiano and Afrobeats, has soared to the number one spot on the Billboard Afrobeats Chart.

This remarkable accomplishment has solidified her status as a global superstar.

Tyla’s Water excels on US radio

Apart from topping the Afrobeats chart, Water is excelling on US radio. The single races 39-26 on the latest Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart,

Similarly, it rockets 47-29 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart thanks to 2.9 million in audience, up 91% from the prior week.

On Rhythmic Airplay, Water debuts at No. 38 following a 127% gain in plays in the last week. The song is also nearing the threshold of the 40-position Pop Airplay list.

A breakthrough via social media

Tyla‘s journey to the top of the music charts is a testament to the power of social media and the viral nature of her music. It all began when “Water” started making waves on the popular social media platform, TikTok. The song’s catchy beat and lyrics quickly captured the hearts of users, inspiring countless individuals to create viral videos set to its rhythm.

TikTok, known for its ability to catapult songs to stardom, played a pivotal role in propelling “Water” to international recognition. Users from all over the globe embraced the song, with many taking to the platform to showcase their dance moves and creative interpretations of the track.

What makes Water stand out is its unique fusion of Amapiano and Afrobeats. Amapiano, a South African music genre known for its unique beats and lively rhythms, merges seamlessly with the global appeal of Afrobeats. This blending of styles creates a sound that easily wins the hearts of music lovers worldwide, transcending borders and cultures.

Tyla‘s rise to the number one spot on the US Afrobeats Chart has shown the increasing global popularity of African music.

Tyla performs Water on Swedish TV

Meanwhile, aside from Billboard history, South African singer and songwriter Tyla continues to make waves with her hit single, Water.

The musician and dancer has delivered her first-ever live performance on a global stage. She appeared on the Swedish talk show Bianca, hosted by the esteemed Bianca Ingrosso Wahlgren.

Tyla captivated her audience with her live performance of the chart-topping hit song. In a video circulating on X, the 21-year-old delivered an outstanding performance getting cheers from the crowd.