This is a highlight of every African based artist that has recorded an entry on the US Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 is somewhat regarded as the most standard and credible chart in the world, and a very big feat for African artists to record an entry either by original work or by contributions.
According to Wikipedia, the Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine, chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
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List of African artists to ever debut on US Billboard Hot 100
Youssou Ndour is a Grammy award-winning Senegalese singer, songwriter, and composer, according to Rolling Stone magazine in 2004, he is “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and a considerable part of Africa.
Youssou Ndour scored an entry in 1994 with his song titled ‘7 seconds’ with an assist from a Swedish singer, songwriter, and rapper Neneh Cherry, the song peaked at 98 and spent 4 weeks on the chart.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid rose to prominence in 2010 and attained global recognition in 2015.
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Wizkid made his first entry in 2016, with collaborative work in Drake‘s ‘One Dance’ it peaked at number #1 and spent 36 weeks on the chart.
Wizkid made his second entry in 2019 with Brown Skin Girl, a song he co-owns with Beyonce, Saint Jhn featuring Blue Ivy, it peaked at number #76 and spent 1 week on the chart,
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, rose to prominence in 2012 after his single “Like to Party”
Burna Boy scores his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 entry in 2021 with a Justin Bieber song ‘Loved By You’ featuring Burna Boy, it peaked at number #87 and spent 1 week on the chart,
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo popularly Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter.
Black Coffee made an entry in 2017 with Drake features, peaked at 45, and spent 2 weeks.
African artists with an entry on US Billboard Hot 100
- Youssou N’dour – 1 entry
- Wizkid – 2 entries
- Burna Boy – 1 entry
- Black Coffee – 1 entry