Nigerian singer and Grammy Nominee, Burna Boy has made history as his ‘Twice As Tall’ album debuts at number 54 on the Billboard 200, the highest charting Nigerian album ever on the Billboard 200.
Twice As Tall, Burna Boy’s fifth studio album is less than a week old but has occupied the thoughts of many around the world simply because of what it proves. While he has already established his ability to make people move their bodies and have a good time, Burna Boy shows off the intelligence and courage to speak about the things that matter to him, without losing his audience.
In the over eight years that Burna Boy has actively made music, his fans have always admired his unique ability to mash-up a lot of different melodies, whether reggae, dance-hall or pop and make it work for a diverse variety of music fans. Songs like “Like To Party”, “Run My Race” and “Yawa Dey”, were his early introduction to fans back in 2010, and the evergreen nature of these songs and the ones that have come after them is why his following continues to grow.
Burna Boy has one of the largest fan bases of any African artist. In 2019, he had the most streams on Spotify and gained 5 million more in the first hour of his new album’s release.