Burna Boy reigns most streamed Nigerian artist on Apple Music
Nigerian music has taken the world by storm, with homegrown talents making waves on international charts, rocking sold-out shows in multiple countries, and captivating millions of global listeners on streaming platforms.
In a spectacular display of dominance, the renowned Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy, has claimed the throne as the top artiste on Apple Music’s list of the most streamed Nigerian artistes of all time.
Burna Boy’s journey to international stardom has been nothing short of meteoric since his breakthrough in 2018. His remarkable ascent to the pinnacle of the music world is reflected in his latest achievement as Apple Music’s most-streamed Nigerian artist. Let’s take a closer look at the top 5 Nigerian musical luminaries who have conquered the streaming realm on Apple Music.
1. Burna Boy: The Undisputed Leader
Burna Boy, sitting firmly at the pinnacle, has shattered records consistently with his blockbuster albums. His latest release, ‘I Told Them,’ not only set a new African record for first-week streams but also simultaneously topped the albums chart in an astounding 69 countries worldwide—a groundbreaking feat for the genre.
2. Wizkid: The Grammy-Winning Sensation
Wizkid, a Grammy winner, still holds the distinction of creating the most-streamed African song of all time with ‘Essence,’ featuring Tems. This chart-topping hit has found its place in the Daily Top 100 in over 100 countries, maintaining its remarkable chart presence three years after its initial release.
3. Davido: The Unstoppable Hitmaker
Davido, Africa’s foremost hitmaker, carved a historic path with his 2022 album, ‘Timeless,’ which shattered multiple streaming records on Apple Music. His impact continues to reverberate across the globe, with his sensational single ‘Unavailable’ achieving international acclaim.
4. Rema: The Summer Sensation
Rema, the music sensation, made waves worldwide with his Afrobeats hit ‘Calm Down.’ This track has not only set the charts on fire but also secured the record for the African single with the longest consecutive run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100.
5. Asake: The Rising Star
Asake’s rapid ascent to stardom has positioned him as one of Nigerian music’s brightest stars. His incredible talent has propelled an astonishing 11 songs into the Global Daily Top 100, cementing his status as a true sensation in the industry.
The success of these Nigerian artists on Apple Music exemplifies the global appeal and influence of Nigerian music. With their groundbreaking achievements, these talented musicians continue to showcase the rich and diverse musical culture of Nigeria to the world, leaving an indelible mark on the international music scene.