With the release of his fourth studio album, “Timeless,” singer Davido has broken a record for African music and Afrobeats on the US charts. After the release of ‘Timeless’ by Davido, undoubtedly one of the most anticipated albums of 2023, the record for African music and afrobeats has been broken on the Apple Music US albums list in little under 24 hours.
The number 2 spot that ‘Timeless’ currently holds on the US Top albums chart of Apple Music, announced in the early hours of Friday, March 31st, 2023, is a record. The record was previously held by Burna Boy and Wizkid, whose albums at number four on the chart were “Love Damini” by Burna Boy and “More Love Less Ego” by Wizkid. With all the songs making their Apple Music debuts on the Top Songs Nigeria chart, “Timeless” also holds the top spot on the Apple Music Top Albums Chart for Nigeria.
The album is setting records not just in the United States but worldwide. The entire “Timeless” album by David debuted in the UK’s Top 100 Apple Music UK Top Songs list, making it the first and only Afrobeats album to do so. In addition, the song with the highest position on the chart, “Unavailable,” debuted at number 18. Also, ‘Timeless’ became the second Afrobeats album to reach the top spot on the UK’s Apple Music Top Albums chart.