Burna Boy Becomes First African To Own 5 Albums Surpass 200 Million Spotify Streams


Barely few years after gaining international limelight, Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has ascended to superstar status with his music winning him multiple awards and selling out choice venues around the world.

He becomes the first African artist to have 5 albums surpass 200 million streams on Spotify.

Burnaboy earned international success with his hit single ‘YE’ off his 2018 album ‘Outside’. In 2019, he followed up with his commercially acclaimed album ‘African Giant’ which earned him his first Grammy nomination.

In 2020, he followed up with his critically acclaimed album ‘Twice As Tall’ for which he earned a Grammy award for Best World Album. In 2022, he released the Grammy-nominated album ‘Love, Damini’ that has been declared 5 times platinum by TurnTable Chart making it the highest certified album in Nigeria’s history.

Burna Boy’s landmark feat of having 5 albums surpass 200 million Spotify streams showcases the commercial appeal that has rocked him to the summit of global music while also emphasizing his mercurial talent.