Burna Boy, the Nigerian superstar, has once again proven his mettle in the music industry with his latest single, “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.” The track, released on June 1, is a testament to Burna Boy’s current standing as one of the hottest artists globally, perfectly encapsulating his unrivaled status.
The song, produced by Skead, features a sample of Brandy’s 1998 hit “Top Of The World,” featuring Mase, adding a nostalgic touch to the vibrant Afrofusion beats. This creative choice not only showcases Burna Boy’s versatility but also his ability to blend different musical elements seamlessly.
“Sittin’ On Top Of The World” comes nearly a year after the release of his sixth studio album, “Love, Damini,” which peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and received a 2023 Grammy nomination for best global music album. The album’s success was further amplified by the hit single “Last Last,” which became the soundtrack of summer 2022.
Burna Boy’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. From playing at Coachella 2023, Dreamville Music Festival, Afro Nation Miami, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game halftime show, and Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Vol. 4 show, to making history by selling out the 40,000-capacity La Defense arena in Paris, Burna Boy’s influence is felt worldwide.
The release of “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” precedes Burna Boy’s highly anticipated performance at the sold-out London Stadium on June 3. He is also set to co-headline the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show on June 10. On July 8, he will grace the stage at Citi Field in New York, making him the first Nigerian artist to headline a stadium in the US.
The lyric video for “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” doubles as a “Love, Damini” tour highlight reel, giving fans a glimpse into Burna Boy’s electrifying performances and his journey across the globe. As he continues his stadium tour, Burna Boy’s unstoppable ascent solidifies his position as one of the most exceptional and influential African artists in history.
“Sittin’ On Top Of The World” is not just a song; it’s a statement. Burna Boy declared his dominance in the music industry and his commitment to sharing his journey with his fans. As he continues to sit on top of the world, the world eagerly watches and listens.