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14 Unforgettable Afrobeats Hit Songs By Female Artists

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Afrobeats has been enriched by the enduring music of female artists, who have brought their talents and sounds from various genres like hip-hop, R&B, Afropop, and street music.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, let’s take a journey back in time and revisit some of the most iconic Afrobeats hits created by these talented female artists.

These songs not only captivated audiences and dominated the music scene, but they also served as inspiration for future generations of female artists.

1. Weird MC – Ijoya

Weird MC‘s song “Ijoya” was released in 2006 as the first track on his album “After Da Storm.” It marked the second album from this influential Nigerian hip-hop artist. The song became a smash hit right away. It took over the airwaves and made Weird MC a household name in the country.

2. Asa – Jailer

Asa‘s self-titled debut album, released in 2007, sent shockwaves through the Nigerian music scene. The album featured the hit song “Jailer.” It not only became a popular track but also added a layer of depth and philosophical exploration to the Nigerian music landscape. The song’s thought-provoking lyrics resonated with listeners, inviting them to engage in deeper reflection.

3. Sasha P – Adara

Nigerian female rapper Sasha P is known for her confident and smooth rapping style. She became a role model for many aspiring female rappers in the country. Her hit song “Adara” served as an empowering anthem that resonated with listeners and propelled her to stardom.

4. TY Bello – Greenland

TY Bello‘s song “Greenland” became a defining moment in her career. This powerful single celebrates the potential and beauty of Nigeria and its people metaphorically. It garnered numerous awards and continues to be a popular choice for national celebrations, solidifying its place as a beloved song.

5. Goldie – Don’t Touch My Body

This talented pop star is known for her unique style and captivating visuals. She made a significant impact on the Nigerian music scene. Her hit song “Don’t Touch My Body” continues to be a testament to her talent and the powerful stage presence that captivated audiences.

6. Jodie – Kuchi Kuchi

In 2011, a newcomer named Jodie took the music scene by storm with the release of a beautiful song. This soulful tune, filled with calming melodies and heartfelt lyrics, quickly won over listeners’ hearts. Even today, over a decade later, the song remains a beloved anthem. It celebrates the boundless love between a mother and her child.

7. Chidinma – Kedike

Chidinma, fresh off her victory on the popular music show Project Fame Africa, proved she was ready for the big time with the release of “Kedike” in 2012. This song became a breakout hit, not just in Nigeria but internationally, solidifying her status as a rising pop star.

8. Omawumi – If You Ask Me

One of Nigeria’s most powerful voices, Omawumi, has consistently used her talent to make a difference. Her song “If You Ask Me” was released during a highly creative period in her career. This song tackles the important issue of violence against women. Though the song delivered a strong message, it also achieved mainstream success and continues to resonate with listeners today.

9. Waje – So Inspired

Joining forces with rapper Muna, Waje co-created a powerful song. This song continues to be an anthem celebrating the strength, dedication, and creativity that define women.

10. Yemi Alade – Johnny

Before the massive hit “Johnny” in 2013, Yemi Alade wasn’t yet a known name. But the song’s success was undeniable, becoming a major hit and taking her to new heights as one of the most celebrated African artists of her generation.

11. Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele

Tiwa Savage‘s song “Kele Kele” was a game-changer for her career in 2012. It brought her undeniable mainstream success and helped establish her as a powerful and confident artist, all while becoming a popular song in its own right. The track continues to be remembered as a key moment that launched her into the spotlight.

12. Cynthia Morgan – German Juice

Cynthia Morgan came onto the scene with dancehall music that thrilled the audience. Her hit song “German Juice” remains proof of her extraordinary talent, leaving a lasting impact on the music scene.

13. Di’Ja – Awww

One of the first artists signed by Mavin Records, a record label known for launching successful careers, was Di’Ja. Her smooth R&B song “Awww” became a hit, propelling her to stardom and solidifying her place as a talented artist within the label’s impressive roster.

14. Simi – Tiff

This talented singer, known for their gentle vocals, transitioned successfully from gospel music to pop with the song “Tiff.” The smooth transition was embraced by fans, who have continued to support her as she achieved both commercial success and critical praise.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Comeback Album Crashes In Chart Debut

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In her new documentary, “The Greatest Love Story Never Told,” Jennifer Lopez, the iconic singer and actress from the Bronx, ponders whether the public still holds a strong interest in her and her highly anticipated comeback album, “This Is Me … Now,” considering the ever-evolving world of pop music.

It’s worth noting that a decade has passed since her last studio album, “A.K.A.,” in 2014. Even more significantly, 22 years have elapsed since “This Is Me … Then” (2002) cemented her status as a musical powerhouse, gifting the world iconic hits like “Jenny From the Block” and “All I Have.” This significant gap adds depth to her contemplation as she navigates a potentially changed music scene.

In the documentary, which debuted Monday night on Prime Video, Jennifer Lopez, 54, candidly admits, “I didn’t even feel the necessity to create the album.”

“It seemed like there wasn’t a strong public demand for another J.Lo record if you know what I’m saying,” she further clarified.

Just maybe, she was right.

Even though Jennifer Lopez launched a major marketing campaign, which included a celebrity-filled short film called “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story,” to promote the release of her new album, it unfortunately did not perform well. Her ninth studio album only reached number 38 on the Billboard 200 chart, which is a significant drop in popularity compared to her previous releases.

The singer boasts seven previous Top 10 albums, with “J.Lo” in 2001 hitting #1. “Brave” in 2007 just missed the Top 10 at #12.

Jennifer Lopez in "The Greatest Love Story Never Told."

This #38 debut marks a significant drop for the once-dominant artist who ruled the pop scene with “On the 6” in 1999.

Despite two decades in the music industry, the former “In Living Color” Fly Girl remains vibrant. She co-headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in 2020, sang at the presidential inauguration in 2021, and recently secured the coveted “Saturday Night Live” musical guest spot in her mid-50s.

Jennifer Lopez’s “This Is Me… Now” trails Usher’s “Confessions” by just two spots. “Confessions” is a 20-year-old album that saw renewed interest after Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Strangely, “This Is Me… Now” debuted at #1 on the Top Album Sales chart. This chart ignores streaming, which is crucial in today’s market. Physical albums are rare these days, and Lopez’s sales mainly consist of CDs, vinyl, and digital downloads. But even these sales are low. “J.Lo” sold 272,300 copies in its first week, while “This Is Me… Now” sold significantly less. To boost sales, Lopez offered multiple versions of the album, tempting dedicated fans to buy more than one copy.

She invested $20 million of her own money in the album and short film, “The Greatest Love Story Never Told.”

The documentary reveals that the album’s title track shares its name with a book given to Lopez by her husband, Ben Affleck. Affleck gave her the book “The Greatest Love Story Never Told” for their first Christmas together after reuniting in 2021, following their well-known 2003 breakup.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Tops The Billboard Hot 100 Chart

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Beyoncé has established herself as one of the most successful superstars of all time and is no stranger to topping the Billboard charts. However, this week, she has achieved a new milestone by reaching the highest position on a particular ranking that she has never been able to attain before. Beyoncé’s latest single, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” has climbed to the top spot on the Country Streaming Songs chart, marking her first No. 1 on this particular ranking.

The upbeat track features twangy guitar riffs and a catchy chorus that showcases Beyoncé’s ability to seamlessly blend country and pop influences.

While Beyoncé’s song “Texas Hold ‘Em” has been climbing the Country Streaming Songs chart for a while, it has just reached the coveted top spot for the very first time. Last week, the track made its debut in second place, just behind the collaboration between Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything.” However, this week, “Texas Hold ‘Em” has surged ahead, claiming the number one position, while “I Remember Everything” takes a respectable second place.

Even though Beyoncé is incredibly popular and has tried out many different music styles, it is not altogether unexpected that she had not reached the top spot on the Country Streaming Songs chart before now. While she has experimented with country music on a few occasions in the past, these instances were rare, and her music is not generally recognized for its country influences.

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“Texas Hold ‘Em” has been well-received by fans and critics alike.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” has become a major hit on the country music charts, reaching the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Song Sales lists. This marks the first time Beyoncé has ever topped these charts. Her success extends even further, as “Texas Hold ‘Em” now also reigns supreme on the Country Streaming Songs chart.

Throughout her long career, Beyoncé has only had two songs appear on the Country Streaming Songs chart. “16 Carriages,” released alongside “Texas Hold ‘Em,” debuted at number eight on the chart but has since slipped to number ten. However, “Texas Hold ‘Em” has proven to be a true chart-topper across the board in the country music genre. Its success on the Country Streaming Songs chart is a testament to the song’s widespread appeal.

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Krizbeatz Releases ‘King Of The New Wave’ Deluxe Edition

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Chris Alvin Sunday, better known by his stage name Krizbeatz, has been a significant player in the African music scene for almost ten years. His influence and outstanding production abilities have permanently altered the Afropop scene of today. Krizbeatz has consistently improved the sound of African music. He is renowned for his percussion-driven beats and his capacity to create entrancing vibes, whether in his own songs or those he produces for others.

The ‘King of the New Wave’ EP, a colourful demonstration of Krizbeatz’s producer prowess, was released last year. His success in the music business was demonstrated by this project. The EP was a mosaic of his musical journey, drawing from a diverse network of collaborators from Africa and beyond. Following its debut, Krizbeatz has continued to expand the reach and influence of this project, sharing its infectious vibe and message with audiences worldwide.

This October, Krizbeatz will give fans a deluxe edition of “King of the New Wave (KOTNW)” as part of his post-release promotions. Each track that has been recently added to the KOTNW universe exhibits the meticulous approach that Krizbeatz is known for. Unquestionably one of the most captivating projects of the previous year, this deluxe edition offers a wonderful reimagining of it.

The Afro Dance Music (ADM) sound, a style popularised by Krizbeatz, is prominently featured in the deluxe remixes of “Abena” and “Wild Party”. This distinctive sound energises the vocals of 1Da Banton and Mbosso in “Abena” and Krizbeatz adds a soulful, outdoor-inspiring touch to “Wild Party.” With the Wave Choir’s and Bella Shmurda’s voices seamlessly blending with one another, both songs sound completely new and vibrant.

With the release of this deluxe album, Krizbeatz further proves that he is in a class by himself in the music business. His commitment to developing and improving his sound confirms his standing as an innovative producer and a genuine artist.

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