This is a list of Nigerian albums on the US Billboard world albums chart this decade, following how the afrobeat movement has been steadily growing and expanding to a distinct range.
Billboard world album is a chart that ranks the most popular albums in the USA. It is however generate weekly after tracking album sales and streams in the US regional criterion by the Billboard website. It is often used to convey the universality and popularity of an album or a particular project.
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Below is the list of Nigerian albums on the Billboard world album chart so far this decade;
Burna Boy – Twice as Tall
Twice as tall was released on August 14, 2020, Burna Boy‘s fifth studio album, released under Atlantic Records, Warner Music, and Spaceship Entertainment, the album is a combination of afrobeats, pop, dancehall, and hip-hop.
It debuted #1 on US Billboard World Albums Chart, Burna Boy became the first-ever Nigerian artiste to debut Number #1 on the chart, it spent 12 weeks on the chart.
Wizkid – Made in Lagos
Made in Lagos was released on October 30, 2020, Wizkid’s fourth studio album, released under Starboy Entertainment and RCA Records, it is a mixture of Afrobeats, soul, R&B, reggae.
It debuted #2 on the Billboard world album chart and spent 16 weeks so far on the chart, the longest-charting album this decade
Davido – A Better Time
A Better Time was released on 13 November 2020, Davido’s third studio album, an afrobeat, hip hop, and R&B album, released under DMW and RCA Records.
It debuted #4 on the Billboard world album chart and spent 2 weeks on the chart.
Olamide – Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem was released on October 8, 2020, Olamide‘s eleventh studio album, released under the American label Empire Distribution.
It debuted #11 on Billboard world albums chart and spent 1 week.
Fireboy DML – Apollo
Apollo is a second studio album by Fireboy DML, released on 20 August 2020, under YBNL record label and empire distribution.
It is mixed with Afro-pop, Afrobeats, and R&B, it debuted #14 on the Billboard world album chart and spent 1 week.
Tiwa Savage – Celia
Celia is the third studio album by Tiwa Savage, released on 27th August 2020, under Motown, Island Records, and Universal Music Group.
It is a mixture of Afrobeats R&B and pop, it debuted #15 on the Billboard world album chart and spent 1 week, she’s the only female in Nigeria to debut in this decade.