This is a list of African artists that recorded or debuted on the US Billboard 200 Chart in history.
Scoring an entry as an African artist on the US Billboard 200 album chart is a very big deal even for a global artist.
According to Wikipedia, the Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists.
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Below are African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Baaba Maal is a Senegalese singer and guitarist, primarily sings in a traditional language to promote cultural and ethnic diversity.
Baaba Maal has 7 album entries on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest entries for any African act in billboard history.
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King Sunny Ade
King Sunny Ade Legendary Nigerian juju instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer released the album in 1983,
King Sunny Ade made an entry on billboard 200 in 1983, he is the first Nigerian artist to ever debut on the chart.
Angélique Kidjo is a Republic of Benin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, sometimes regarded as heroic, because of her artistic longevity.
Angélique Kidjo made an entry in 2007 with her album ‘Djin Djin’ peaked 58 and spent 5 weeks on the chart.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid rose to prominence in 2010 and attained global recognition in 2015.
Wizkid has two (2) album entry on the US Billboard 200
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, rose to prominence in 2012 after his single “Like to Party”
Burna Boy has two (2) album entries on the US Billboard 200 chart.
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Davido has one album entry on the US Billboard 200chart.
African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200 chart
- Baaba Maal – 7 entries
- King Sunny Ade – 1 entry
- Angelique Kidjo – 1 entry
- Wizkid – 2 entry
- Burna Boy – 2 entry
- Davido – 1 entry