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Pheelz’s ‘Finesse’ Receives RIAA Platinum Plaque

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In 2022, music producer and artist, Pheelz achieved substantial commercial success with his hit single ‘Finesse‘, featuring BNXN.

Pheelz, the producer and BNXN, just added another diamond to their crowns – their smash hit “Finesse” has gone platinum in the US, thanks to the RIAA. This isn’t just a win for Pheelz or even for Afrobeats; it’s a victory dance for the entire Nigerian music scene.

Remember when that irresistible chorus, “Ahh, finesse, ge ge ti, if I broke na my business…” was everywhere? From Lagos nightclubs to TikTok challenges, “Finesse” wasn’t just a song; it was a cultural moment. It didn’t just dominate charts; it shattered them.

But beyond the catchy hook and viral fame, “Finesse” resonated with its message of resilience and self-confidence, making it more than just a party anthem; it became an anthem of empowerment for young people globally.

Now, Pheelz celebrates this historic achievement with the platinum plaque in hand, sharing the news with a triumphant post on Instagram. The response was electric, with congratulatory messages flooding in from fans and colleagues across the internet.

 

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‘Finesse’, featuring BNXN, was released in 2022 as one of the lead singles for Pheelz’s 2023 EP, ‘Pheelz Good‘, which secured a place among Pulse Nigeria’s Top 10 EPs of the year. The single garnered attention even before its release, with a viral snippet circulating on TikTok.

By attaining platinum status in the United States, Pheelz has now joined the ranks of Nigerian music stars such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, CKay, Fireboy, Tems, and Rema, who have all earned RIAA platinum plaques.

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Drake Makes Spotify History With 95 Billion Streams Across All Credits

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Canadian rapper and singer Drake has reached another major milestone in his career, solidifying his position as a global music powerhouse. He has become the first artist ever to reach 95 billion streams on Spotify across all the songs he has appeared on. The music chart platform Chart Data announced this great achievement.

Drake has been a dominant force in the music industry for over a decade. His albums consistently top the Billboard 200 chart, and he has amassed a massive following online, with over 84 million monthly listeners on Spotify, placing him third globally.

In 2023, he tied Michael Jackson’s record for the most number-one singles (13) by a solo male artist with his hit “First Person Shooter,” featuring J. Cole. He also held the title of the most streamed artist on Spotify globally in 2015, 2016, and 2018, competing with giants like Ed Sheeran, Bad Bunny, and Taylor Swift.

While he ranked third and fourth for most streamed artists on Spotify in 2022 and 2023, respectively, Drake has now surpassed Taylor Swift as the platform’s all-time most streamed artist across all credits.

This incredible feat further cements his legacy as one of the most commercially successful and influential musicians of the 21st century.

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Lojay & JAE5 Set To Drop Collaborative EP

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Nigerian artists collaborating with international stars have been a major force in bringing Nigerian music to the global stage. This trend continues with the exciting news of a joint EP between Nigerian singer Lojay and British producer JAE5. Their project, titled “Loveless,” drops on February 8th, 2024.

Fans are eagerly anticipating this collaboration. Lojay is known for his impressive songwriting and captivating melodies, while JAE5 has a successful history of working with other Afrobeats artists.

 

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Lojay has been a prominent figure in the music industry since his 2021 breakthrough with the collaborative EP “LV N ATTN,” featuring the hit song “Monalisa.” He continued his success in 2023 with the acclaimed “Gangster Romantic” EP, which spawned tracks like “Moto,” “Leader,” and “Available.”

Notably, he also featured alongside Davido on Chris Brown’s “Sensational,” marking their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In 2022, he worked with BNXN and Dave on “Propeller” and with Blaqbonez on “Back In Uni” from his album “Emeka Must Shine.” More recently, JAE5 and Nigerian street pop star Portable were featured by Skepta on the track “Tony Montana.”

With the combined talents of Lojay and JAE5, this upcoming EP is expected to push the boundaries of Afrobeats even further; and offer a unique blend of Lojay’s acclaimed songwriting and JAE5’s celebrated production. Fans are already buzzing with anticipation for this exciting release.

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Burna Boy Achieves Historic Feat At Sold-out Boston Concert

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Burna Boy continues to solidify his status as a global music powerhouse with his captivating live performances. On March 2nd, the superstar headlined a sold-out show at the 20,000-seat TD Arena in Boston, marking another stop on his “I Told Them” tour.

This concert further cemented his reputation as a global entertainer following his historic back-to-back sold-out shows at the 19,000-capacity Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, making him the first African artist to achieve this feat.

The Boston concert wasn’t just about electrifying the audience with his music. Burna Boy also received special recognition from the Mayor of Boston, who presented him with a plaque commemorating “Burna Boy Day.”

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Burna Boy’s success transcends individual performances and tours. Since his 2018 international breakthrough with the hit single “YE,” he has consistently broken records and achieved numerous firsts for Nigerian and African music.

Notably, he became the first Nigerian mainstream pop artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving it for his fifth album, “Twice As Tall.” He also holds the record for most Grammy nominations (10) for a Nigerian artist and is the first African artist to win three consecutive BET Awards.

 

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Burna Boy’s impact extends beyond the awards and accolades. He is consistently pushing boundaries in the live performance scene. He holds the distinction of being the first African artist to headline stadium concerts in both the United Kingdom and the United States, further solidifying his position as a global leader in Afrobeats and a true inspiration to the continent.

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