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Record Breaker: Libianca’s ‘People’ Becomes Highest Charting African Song In UK Chart History

As the highest-charting African song on the UK Official Singles chart, Libianca’s “People” is making history. With her track “People,” Cameroonian-American singer Libianca has made a lasting impression in the music industry. The song explores the despair and isolation of an increasingly challenging and culturally individualistic society.

Record Breaker: Libianca'S 'People' Becomes Highest Charting African Song In Uk Chart History, Yours Truly, News, March 1, 2024

‘People’ has gained popularity abroad and in Nigeria since its release. The song has peaked at No. 2 in the most recent UK Singles Chart (April 14–April 20, 2023). This makes it the highest-charting African music in the chart’s history, breaking the mark of No. 3 previously held by CKay’s “Love Nwantiti.”

Record Breaker: Libianca'S 'People' Becomes Highest Charting African Song In Uk Chart History, Yours Truly, News, March 1, 2024

This week, Rema and Selena Gomez’s remix of “Calm Down” climbs one spot back to its No. 4 peak position. Rush by Ayra Starr falls three spots to No. 27 as its 12-week stint on the chart is extended. Finally, Musa Keys and Davido’s “Unavailable” dips to No. 70 after debuting at No. 60 last week.

Darkoo’s “Disturbing U” ft. Ayra Starr debuts at No. 8, Adekunle Gold’s “Party No Dey Stop” feat. Zinoleesky falls to No. 6, Tiwa Savage’s “Stamina” drops to No. 7, Rema’s “Holiday” slips to No. 9, and BNXN’s “Gwagwalada” drops to No. 10.

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