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Davido & Lojay Record Their First Billboard Hot 100 Entry

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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.

‘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.

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.

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I Love Anything Afrobeats, I Love Burna Boy So Much – Shakira

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Shakira, the famous Colombian singer, dished out her love for African music, particularly Afrobeats. She described her musical style as a mix of many influences (eclectic), heartfelt (honest), and true to itself (real).

Shakira wasn’t shy about naming some of her favourite African artists. She gave a shoutout to Burna Boy and also mentioned her excitement about Tyla, a rising South African talent.

She said,

“If I could explain my taste in music in three words, I would say eclectic, honest and real.

I love anything Afrobeats. I like Tyla, I like Burna Boy, anything Afrobeats. But I love Burna so much.”

This isn’t the first time Shakira has shown appreciation for global music. Her career has been full of blending sounds from different cultures, so it makes sense that she would be drawn to the vibrant energy of Afrobeats.

Burna Boy is a heavyweight in the Afrobeats scene, known for his music style and energetic live shows. He’s been selling out stadiums worldwide and making history with his achievements. Tyla, on the other hand, is a new voice coming out of South Africa. Shakira’s acknowledgement of her potential shows that she has a keen eye for spotting rising talent.

Shakira’s love for Afrobeats is a great example of how music can transcend borders and languages.

It shows that good music is good music, no matter where it comes from. Afrobeats has been taking the world by storm in recent years. With artists like Shakira championing the genre, it’s sure to continue growing in popularity.

This love for Afrobeats could also lead to future collaborations between Shakira and some Afrobeats artists. It wouldn’t be surprising to see her team up with Burna Boy on a track. Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: Shakira’s a big fan of Afrobeats, and that’s a great thing for the genre’s global exposure.

Shakira’s song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” was the official song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. She included a part of a different song in her music.

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Tyla Joins List Of Performers For 2024 BET Awards

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BET has announced the exciting lineup for the 2024 BET Awards. Among the 2024 BET Awards performers are South African sensation Tyla, along with Ice Spice, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and YG Marley. These artists will bring their unique talents to the stage, adding to the already impressive roster of performers.

Previously confirmed artists for the show include GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét. Additionally, Tanner Adell is scheduled to perform on the BET Amplified stage.

Returning to host the event is the acclaimed Taraji P. Henson.

She is known as an Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor, as well as her roles as an author, director, producer, and philanthropist. Her dynamic presence is expected to add a special touch to the ceremony. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement BET Award to the legendary Usher, recognizing his immense contributions to the music industry over the years.

The 2024 BET Awards promises to be a spectacular celebration of black culture and entertainment. This year’s event honours the best in music, television, and film. It will also expand into a week-long series of festivities known as the BET Experience 2024.

This week will feature performances by some of the biggest names in the industry.

This includes Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, and Jungle Brothers. Their performances will provide a rich and varied entertainment experience. Also, it will ensure that attendees and viewers alike are treated to a week of unforgettable events and musical showcases.

Drake leads the nominations with a total of seven. His multiple nominations are a testament to his consistent output of chart-topping hits and impactful music over the past year.

Behind the scenes, Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the production of the annual show at BET. Jamal Noisette, the SVP of Tentpoles & Music Community Engagement, will also serve as an executive producer. This is to ensure the event runs smoothly and meets high standards of excellence.

Jesse Collins Entertainment will produce the show.

Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serve as executive producers. Their combined expertise is expected to deliver a polished and engaging broadcast.

The 2024 BET Awards will be broadcast live from the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 8 PM ET/PT on BET. Viewers can look forward to an evening of memorable performances, notable appearances, and celebration of achievements across the entertainment spectrum.

This year’s awards are set to be a landmark event, reflecting the vibrant and dynamic spirit of Black culture and excellence.

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Burna Boy Sets New Highest-Grossing Tour Record For African Artist In Canada

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After the release of his 2023 album “I Told Them,” Burna Boy embarked on an extensive world tour that saw him perform to sold-out crowds in iconic venues across North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. The tour showed his global appeal and also reinforced his status as one of Africa’s most influential musical exports.

Burna Boy’s record-breaking achievement in Canada was a significant milestone on this tour.

On June 13, 2024, Touring Data reported that Burna Boy grossed $5.7 million from his Canadian concerts. He sold a total of 69,219 tickets for six shows as part of his “I Told Them” tour, setting a new benchmark for African artists in the country. This record points out his extraordinary ability to attract and engage audiences far from his home continent.

Earlier in the tour, Burna Boy made history by becoming the first African artist to headline the Scotia Bank Arena in Canada. He achieved this remarkable feat by selling out the 19,000-capacity venue on two consecutive nights, February 24 and 25, 2024.

Burna Boy’s groundbreaking success on tour is a testament to his growing influence and leadership in the music industry. He continues to set new standards and break barriers for African artists worldwide.

Burna Boy also made a historic appearance at the Grammy Awards in 2024.

He became the first African artist to perform at the Grammy main ceremony, sharing the stage with 21 Savage and Brandy for a rendition of his hit single “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.” This performance marked a significant moment in the representation of African artists on such a prestigious platform.

Burna Boy also achieved another first at the 66th Grammy Awards by becoming the first Nigerian artist to receive a nomination outside the global categories. His song “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” was nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance, further cementing his reputation as a boundary-pushing artist.

Kicking off 2024 on a high note, Burna Boy featured on the remix of Titom & Yuppe‘s “Twala Bam,” which made history by becoming the first South African-led song to reach the top of the TurnTable Top 100 chart.

Indeed, Burna Boy’s achievements in 2024 demonstrate his continuous evolution as a global superstar and his role in paving the way for future generations of African artists. His contributions have elevated African music to unprecedented heights, and his ongoing success is a source of inspiration and pride across the continent and beyond.

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