African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200 chart

This is 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 chart is very big deal even for global artist.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200 chart
Photomix: Wizkid, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo & Burna Boy

According to Wikipedia, the Billboard 200 is  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.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200 chart
African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200 chart


Below are African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200

Baaba Maal

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal is Senegalese singer and guitarist, primarily sings in traditional language to promote cultural and ethnic diversity.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Baaba Maala

Baaba Maal has 7 entries on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest entries for any African act in billboard history.



King Sunny Ade 

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade Legendary Nigerian juju instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer released the in 1983,

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade made an entry on billboard 200 in 1983, he is the first Nigerian artist to ever debut on the chart.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
King Sunny Ade

Angélique Kidjo

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo is Republic of Benin Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, sometimes regarded as heroic, because of her artistic longevity.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo made an entry in 2007 with her ‘Djin Djin’ peaked 58 and spent 5 weeks on the chart.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Angélique Kidjo

Wizkid

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid rose to prominence in 2010 and attained global recognition in 2015.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Wizkid

Wizkid has two (2) entry on the US Billboard 200

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Wizkid

Burna Boy

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Burna Boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, rose to prominence in 2012 after his single “Like to Party”

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Burna Boy

Burna Boy has two (2) entries on the US Billboard 200 chart.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Burna Boy

Davido

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

African artists with an entry on the US Billboard 200
Davido

Davido has one 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

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