Burna Boy sets new record, hits 500m streams on Boomplay
Burna Boy makes history and hits half a billion streams on Boomplay.
Renowned African Giant becomes the first artist to accomplish this historic feat.
Nigerian Grammy award-winning artist Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy the first artist to accomplish this historic feat has once again lit up his way to a new record as he surpasses half a billion streams on Boomplay.
Odogwu becomes the first artist to surpass half a billion streams on Boomplay and has once again blazed his way to a new record less than three months after the release of his eagerly awaited sixth studio album, Love Damini.
Burna is close to joining the #BoomplayPlatinumClub, an elite group that honours songs and performers with billions of streams.
Notably, Kizz Daniel, Omah Lay, and Fireboy follow Burna Boy closely in this stead, and it’s only a matter of time before we know who will be the first to enter the billions club.
On their official social media pages, the well-known music streaming and download service recently made this disclosure.
Half a Billi for Odogwu! 🤯 It's a first-of-its-kind congratulations to the African Giant @burnaboy as he hits 500,000,000 total streams on Boomplay. 🦍🚀
— Boomplay Music NG (@BoomplayMusicNG) September 22, 2022
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One of the artists with the highest digital music consumption to date, Burna is renowned for his flawless songwriting and vocal prowess. His Boomplay music streams have skyrocketed over the past year, aiding in his ascent to 500 million streams.
This significant achievement, along with other works like his most recent album Love Damini, at 18.2 million streams, Twice as Tall, at 105 million streams, African Giant, at 58 million streams, and other singles, all contribute to his streaming imprint of over half a billion on Boomplay.
The Grammy award-winning artist has had an impressive run in 2022 with several chart-topping debuts worldwide. His current album has been one of the most successful projects of his career so far.
Across 19 tracks, heartbreak, grief, anxiety, politics, sex, and love all take their places on the stage, to varying effects. His lead single, “Last Last,” has also been hinted as currently the most revered singles in 2022.
Speaking on this monumental feat, Director of Artiste and Media Relations at Boomplay, Tosin Sorinola, said:
“It has been incredible witnessing the increasing levels of growth in music consumption and streaming. Our artists are putting in the work, and the results are paying off. As an African-facing platform, we are excited because it means we are growing significantly faster which we think is great for the industry and signals room for more groundbreaking achievements.”