Ever since Wizkid‘s groundbreaking debut and subsequent summit on the Billboard Hot 100 with Drake‘s ‘One Dance,’ the landscape of global music recognition has seen numerous other Nigerian stars topping the charts. The most recent additions to this growing list are Afrobeats hitmaker Davido and rising Afrobeats star Lojay.
Their collaboration with American singer Chris Brown, titled ‘Sensational,’ made a lasting impact on the Billboard Hot 100, keeping it at a commendable debut position at No. 96.
It earns Davido and Lojay their first career entries on the chart.
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‘Sensational’ stands out as one of the lead singles strategically released ahead of Chris Brown’s highly anticipated 2023 album, ‘11:11.’
The song’s journey to the Billboard Hot 100 was marked by its sustained presence on the bubbling Hot 100 chart, gradually building momentum before securing its spot on the highly esteemed list.
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For Davido, this remarkable achievement follows his buzzing performance at the O2 Arena, marking the third instalment of his ‘Timeless‘ concert series. The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as he not only left an incredible mark on the global music scene but also gained more ground as a powerhouse in the Nigerian and African music industries.
With this Billboard Hot 100 milestone, Davido and Lojay now join the esteemed ranks of Wizkid, CKay, Fireboy, Burna Boy, Tems, and Rema, further affirming the growing influence and global recognition of Nigerian talent on the international stage.
As the world continues to appreciate the various sounds that come from the Nigerian music industries, these artists are carving out a lasting legacy and paving the way for future generations of African musicians on the global music landscape.