After her debut album, “19 & Dangerous,” Ayra Starr has steadily become a household name for Nigerian Afrobeats music. Her number-one hits “Rush,” “Bad Samaritan,” and “Running” are included in the album. Since then, she has been nominated for awards at some of the most prominent events in the world, including the MOBO Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the Net Honors Awards, and many others.
Since then, Ayra’s brand has expanded, as seen by her announcement on Friday that her top-charting single, “Rush,” has reached position four on the Billboard charts for US Afrobeats Songs. This is well merited given the amount of time and effort she has invested in building her career, which is evident in the platforms on which she has appeared as The Colors show, amongst others.
When Ayra Starr’s smash hit song “Rush” was released in 2022, she received widespread notoriety globally. The song was a top 40 hit in the UK, reaching number 36, and in other countries like Switzerland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Ayra made history by becoming the youngest African female artist to get 100 million views on a single YouTube video and the first to do so in less than five months with the help of the song. Also, she broke a record by becoming the only female artist from Nigeria to have a solo song chart on the official UK Singles Chart.
She was recently involved in creating the soundtracks of one of the highest grossing-box office movies in the current time “Creed III” and was featured in collaboration with Bas in a song titled “Ogogoro.’