Afrobeats has found its undisputed king in Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy. With each new album, the Nigerian megastar continues to cement his legendary status in the music industry, and “I Told Them” is no exception. The album has not only conquered Spotify with over 200 million streams, but is also setting new records for the Afrobeats genre on other music platforms.
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Global domination 🌍
Since its release in August 2023, “I Told Them” has been on a tireless journey of musical conquest. The album is the number one album on Apple Music in over 69 countries, a feat previously unheard of in the Afrobeats category.
And if that wasn’t enough, Burna Boy wrote his name into history by becoming the first African artist to headline a UK stadium and sell out a whopping 60,000 people. This monumental achievement speaks volumes about the growing global influence of African music and Burna Boy’s central role in this rise.
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A carpet of sound 🎵
“I Told Them” by Burna Boy is not just a collection of tracks, it is a tapestry of sound that shows his versatility and the diversity of African music. The album features 17 hypnotic tracks that include collaborations with global artists such as Dave, 21 Savage, Seyi Vibez and J Cole. Each track offers the listener a unique experience, blending traditional African rhythms with modern sounds – a testament to Burna Boy’s innovative artistry.
A legacy in the making 🏆
This is worth mentioning ‘I told them’ is not the only Burna Boy album to reach this notable Spotify milestone. His rich discography, including “All the best, Damini”, “African Giant”, “Twice As Tall”, And ‘Outside“, have all individually surpassed the 200 million streams mark on Spotify.
Furthermore, the artist’s popularity is not limited to streams and sales. His groundbreaking work “Twice as big” earned him a Grammy for Best Global Music Album in 2021, highlighting his influence and influence in the world of music.
What’s next for Burna Boy? 🔜
As I Told Them continues to explore new territory, Burna Boy isn’t resting on his laurels. There are rumors of an upcoming collaboration with Busta Rhymes and he has also hit the studio with fellow Nigerian artist Phyno. If his track record is any indication, fans are in for another musical treat.
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In conclusion, Burna Boy’s I Told Them is not just an album; It is a message, a movement and a testament to the unparalleled talent that comes from the African continent. As Burna Boy continues to push boundaries and break records, the world is eagerly listening to every beat, lyric and melody he produces.