“Made In Lagos” By Wizkid Breaks A New Record On The Billboard Chart
Wizkid, a talented singer, songwriter, and performer from Nigeria, has made history once more with his most recent achievement on the Billboard Chart. The Grammy-winning singer, who recently made headlines for becoming the first Nigerian artist to receive a diamond certification in the US after appearing as a guest on Drake’s “One Dance” and selling more than 10 million copies, has now accomplished yet another significant accomplishment.
After returning to the Billboard World Albums list at number 15, breaking its previous record of the longest-charting African album of all time, the singer’s fourth studio album, “Made in Lagos,” has now spent more than 100 weeks on the chart and has charted in the Billboard World Albums category for four consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023). It is the first African album to accomplish such a feat.
Only last month, Billboard ranked “Made In Lagos” as the second album on their top 2022 world albums, falling behind BTS’ “Proof.” However, with the help of the famous song “Essence” by Tems and Justin Bieber, “Made In Lagos” became the first album to spend 100 weeks on the World Album Chart. It also broke Fela’s 45-week record for the longest charting album. The album was published in 2020 and had notable songs, including “Ginger” with Burna Boy, “No Stress,” and, of course, “Essence” with Tems.