Shallipopi, a rapidly rising street-pop sensation, has made his first appearance on the Billboard Afrobeats Songs Chart following the release of his debut EP, “Planet Pluto,” and this is a prime example of the adage “When It Is Your Time, It’s Your Time.” … His talent and hard work have finally paid off. It’s a guarantee that not everyone will love your sound, as with Shallipopi’s EP, “Planet Pluto,” which has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with its infectious beats and catchy lyrics captivating listeners worldwide. This achievement on the Billboard Afrobeats Songs Chart solidifies Shallipopi’s status as a promising artist to watch in the music industry.
In the most recent edition of the Billboard Hot 100 (Chart week – July 22, 2023), the song “Calm Down” by Rema, which currently sits at No. 4, extends its record as the longest-charting African song in the Hot 100 as it enters its 45th week. The RIAA Platinum-certified global smash hit, the second-highest charting African song in history and the highest-charting Nigerian song continued to dominate the charts.
Rema’s “Calm Down” has remained at the top of the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs Chart for 46 weeks in a row, extending his record there. Libianca’s “People” maintains its No. 2 position. Tems’ “Free Mind” and Wizkid’s “Essence” remix climb one spot to Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, while J Hus’ “Who Told You” feat. Drake falls two spots to No. 5.
Burna Boy’s “Last Last” is at position six. Burna Boy’s “Last Last” moves “Sittin’ On Top Of The World from No. 6 to No. 7, Ayra Starr’s “Rush” drops to No. 8, Kay’s “Love, Nwantiti” holds onto No. 9, and Fireboy’s “Peru” remains at No. 10. Shallipopi’s “Ex-Convict” debuts at No. 26 this week, while King Promise’s “Terminator” debuts at No. 44. The new entries by Shallipopi and King Promise bring fresh energy to the charts, adding diversity to the mix of established artists. It will be interesting to see how these songs fare in the coming weeks and if they can climb higher on the chart.