Burna Boy’s Love Damini as one of the greatest Nigerian projects

Burna Boy’s Love Damini is pacing to be one of the greatest Nigerian projects

Since Burna Boy’s 2020 release of “Twice As Tall,” many things have changed. Burna Boy shot to the top of the Nigerian music world after the release of “Twice As Tall.”

The record, which went on to win a Grammy, was a fitting example of how African music can appeal to listeners both domestically and outside. A new day had dawned for Afrobeats!

Burna Boy's Love Damini as one of the greatest Nigerian projects
Burna Boy’s Love Damini as one of the greatest Nigerian projects

Since then, we’ve seen singers perform at the O2 (Wiz performed it three times in one week), witnessed the world sing along to “Essence” last summer, and have had four artists chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Numerous events have taken place. thrilling events.

However, Burna Boy did not experience many of those things following the Grammy. He spent some time fumbling around in pursuit of a hit song but didn’t really find it until “Last Last” arrived two months ago. The song, the second single from his album, rose to anthem status quite quickly.

Riding on that wave and newfound love from listeners across the world, Burna Boy released his sixth studio album last week, to positive critical acclaim. The album is a direct follow-up to the Grammy-winning TAT, so the expectations are high obviously.

Still, “Love, Damini” is doing incredibly well. Here are five records the new album has set within a space of three days.

1. Apple Music Top 19 Spots

Just after the official release at midnight on Friday, Burna Boy took over the 1-19 spots on the Nigeria Apple Music Charts with songs from the album.

Now, that’s a huge thing, considering before that, songs like Asake’s “PBUY” have remained at the top spot. But when Odogwu came in, they all had to vacate the spots for him.

Wizkid and Davido have also filled the top spots of the charts with their albums in 2020, but their albums had 14 and 17 songs, respectively. So yes, this is a new record for Burna Boy.

2. Spotify Music Top 19 Spots

The same thing that happened on Apple Music happened on Spotify too. All 19 songs made up the 1-19 on the Nigeria Spotify charts.

The main difference between this and the other one is that nobody (not Wizkid or Davido) has ever done that before. Burna Boy is now in a league of his own.

3. UK Singles Chart

Burna Boy’s hit song, “Last Last” is doing wonders around the world and upon the release of his album, the single peaked on the UK’s official chart at #12.

This marks Burna Boy’s first top 15 entry as a lead artist in the UK, a huge feat for the Grammy-winning singer.

4. Global Spotify Entry

Last Last” also made it to the Spotify Global chart at #127, with 1.06 million streams in one day. That was Burna Boy’s first entry on the chart as a lead artist.

5. For My Hand ft. Ed Sheeran

Burna Boy had not one, but two Spotify Global Charts entries, with “For My Hand” debuting at #157. The love song, which is one of the fan favourites, garnered 957K streams on its first day.

6. US Apple Music

Burna Boy is now officially the Nigerian artist with the highest-charting album on US Apple Music. His latest album, “Love, Damini” broke that record when it first reached #4. It continued to rise and peaked at #2.

Wizkid held that record before with “Made in Lagos” which peaked at #5. Another huge one for Burna.

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