Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has become the first African artist to hit one billion streams on the global streaming platform, Audiomack. This milestone was announced by Audiomack via a Twitter post, celebrating Burna Boy’s unprecedented feat.
Burna Boy, known for his unique blend of Afrobeat and dancehall music, has been a dominant force in the African music scene. His journey to this milestone includes the combined streams of his last three albums and singles over the years. Beyond his streaming success, Burna Boy also holds the title of the most followed African musician on Audiomack, boasting over four million followers.
This achievement is a testament to Burna Boy’s global appeal and the growing influence of African music on the world stage. It also highlights Audiomack’s reach and power in connecting artists with a global audience. “I am incredibly grateful and humbled,” Burna Boy said about the new feat, expressing his appreciation to his fans for their unwavering support.
Jason Johnson, Audiomack’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy, expressed the platform’s pride in being part of Burna Boy’s journey. “We have been avid supporters of Burna Boy since the early stages of his career,” Johnson said. “We are incredibly proud to be a part of his journey, not just in amplifying his music but in supporting his growth as an artist.”
Burna Boy’s success extends beyond Audiomack. His recent performances have attracted large audiences, including a concert at the London Stadium where he performed for over 60,000 fans. His performance at the 2023 UEFA Champions League final in Turkey was witnessed by 74,000 spectators. His two most recent albums, 2020’s “Twice as Tall” and 2022’s “Love Damini,” have both garnered over 300 million streams on Audiomack, with “Love Damini” also winning a Grammy for Best World Music Album, making him the first Nigerian artist to receive that accolade.
This milestone is not just a personal achievement for Burna Boy, but also a significant moment for African music, demonstrating its growing influence and reach in the global music industry.