Burna Boy, who achieved international success in 2019, has now made a significant achievement. He recently became the first African artist to sell out the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany, on December 9, 2023, during his “I Told Them” world tour.
This marks another historic venue added to the list of venues Burna Boy has sold out, solidifying his status as the first African artist to achieve such milestones.
Burna Boy has the 17,000 capacity Mercedes Benz Arena in Germany filled up 🇩🇪🤯
He’s the 1st African act to sellout the venue.
— WeTalkSound (WTS) (@wetalksound) December 9, 2023
Earlier this year, Burna Boy made history as the first African to headline a stadium concert in the United Kingdom, selling out the London stadium. He also accomplished the same feat in the United States, selling out the Citi Field stadium in New York.
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In 2023, Burna Boy continued to impress his fans and the music audience at large, making history with his 7th album, “I Told Them”, which became his fourth consecutive album to be nominated for the Grammys.
For the 2024 Grammys, Burna Boy earned four nominations, with his hit single “City Boy” nominated for Best African Music Performance, “Alone” nominated for Best Global Music Performance, and his single “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” featuring 21 Savage nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance.
All these achievements make him the first Nigerian to be nominated as a lead artist outside of the global categories.