The fourth studio album of Nigerian Afrobeat superstar Burna Boy, “African Giant,” has reached a key milestone on the well-known music streaming service Spotify. With over 700 million listens, the album has become one of the best-selling African albums ever.
The 2019 album “African Giant” includes collaborations with well-known musicians like Jorja Smith, Future, YG, Angelique Kidjo, Damian Marley, and Damian Marley. The record is a crucial addition to the African music industry because of its themes of Pan-Africanism, cultural identity, and political consciousness. Since its debut, “African Giant” has won praise from critics of all stripes, with many applauding Burna Boy’s distinctive sound and portrayal of African culture.
The record has also received multiple honors, including the 62nd Annual Grammy Award for Best World Music. The fact that Burna Boy’s song “African Giant” has received more than 700 million Spotify streams shows both the artist’s developing international appeal and the increased interest in African music worldwide. It is evidence of the ability of African music to inspire people from all cultures and backgrounds across boundaries.
Burna Boy’s influence on the African music scene and the worldwide music industry will only increase as he continues to create music and work with other musicians.