With the success rate of musical collaboration between the United States and Nigeria, here is a list of the top ten US-Nigeria music collaborations.
Since afrobeat became a globally recognized genre, Mp3bullet has compiled a list of the top 10 US-Nigerian music collaborations. The lists below are based on charts, streams, certifications, and effects.
Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
One dance is a song by a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter featuring Nigerian afrobeat heavyweight Wizkid and British singer Kyla.
It was released on April 5th, 2016, it was a total cultural reset for afrobeat worldwide, in fact, major reason afrobeat gained worldwide recognition, it is the most-streamed US-Nigerian music collaboration of all time on Spotify with a billion-plus stream.
It is also the most certified collaboration by a Nigerian, debuted number #1 at US Billboard Hot100, 8× Platinum in the US, 5x Platinum in the UK, a diamond in France, 6x Platinum in Australia, and so on.
Beyonce Feat. Wizkid, Blue ivy & SAINt JHN – Brown Skin Girl
Brown Skin Girl is a song by an American singer and songwriter and Nigerian afrobeat artist Wizkid alongside Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy.
It was released on July 23, 2019, debuted #76 on US Billboard Hot100, #42 on UK official singles, #1 on Billboard world digital song sales, it’s also a gold-certified record in Canada.
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Justin Bieber Feat. Burna Boy – Loved By You
A year after the grab-bag album “Changes,” Justin Bieber has delivered a definitive new era on “Justice” and he also features the Grammy-award winner, Burna Boy in the song “Loved by You”
Wale Feat. Major Lazer, WizKid, & Dua Lipa – My Love
My Love is a song by an American rapper and songwriter featuring Nigerian Wizkid alongside Major Lazer, and Dua Lipa.
It was released in 2017, it amassed a total of 100million on Spotify as of December 2019, and is eligible for gold certification in the US with over 500,000 units sales.
Chris Brown Feat. Davido – Lower Body
Lower Body is a song by an American singer and songwriter featuring Nigerian afrobeat heavyweight Davido.
It was released on October 4th, 2019, of an extended version of Chris Brown album ‘Indigo’ it Peaked at #21 on US Billboard R&B Digital Song Sales.
Metro Boomin Feat. Swae Lee & WizKid – Borrowed Love
Borrowed Love is a song by an American record producer and songwriter featuring Swae Lee and Nigeria afrobeat superstar Wizkid.
It was released on November 2, 2018, off his album “Not all Heroes wear Capes’ it Peaked at #11 on US Billboard Bubbling under Hot100.
Khalid & Disclosure Feat. Davido, Tems – Know Your Worth
Know your worth is a song by an American singer and songwriter featuring two Nigerian singers, Davido and Tems.
It was released on April 22, 2020, it features on former US President Barrack Obama summer Playlist of 2020.
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Metro Boomin Feat. WizKid, Offset & J Balvin – Only You
Only You is a song by an American record producer and songwriter featuring Offset, J Balvin, and Nigeria afrobeat superstar Wizkid.
It was released on November 2, 2018, off his album “Not all Heroes wear Capes’ it was a great collaboration linking Americans, Latino, and Africa.
Russ Feat. Davido – All I Want
All I want is a song by an American rapper, singer, and songwriter featuring Nigerian Afrobeat star Davido, it was released in April 2019, a great collaboration for the culture.
Normani X Calvin Harris Feat. WizKid – Checklist
Checklist is a song by an American singer and dancer with an assist from Scottish producer Calvin Harris featuring Nigerian Superstar Wizkid.
It was released on October 22, 2019, the audio has surpassed 8Million views on youtube.
Quavo Feat. Normani & Davido – Swing
Swing is a song by an American rapper, singer, and songwriter featuring Nigerian Afrobeat star Davido, it was released on November 20, 2018, a great collaboration for the books also.