Grammy-winning Nigerian sensation Burna Boy has once again made his mark on the global music scene, securing the coveted No. 1 spot on the prestigious Billboard Year-End U.S. Afrobeats Artists Chart.
The Billboard Year-End U.S. Afrobeats Artists Chart, released on Tuesday evening via the Billboard website, reflects the remarkable success and impact of Afrobeats music in the United States.
Burna Boy’s unique blend of Afrofusion and his exceptional artistry have propelled him to the pinnacle of this chart, cementing his status as a global musical powerhouse.
Coming in at a strong second place on the chart is the ‘Calm Down’ hitmaker, Rema. His energetic and infectious music has resonated with fans both in Nigeria and abroad. Rema’s remarkable rise in the industry continues with this recognition.
Tems, the soulful songstress known for her captivating vocals, claims the third spot on the chart. She has consistently wowed audiences with her emotive performances, and this recognition is a testament to her growing prominence in the U.S. music scene.
Cameroonian diva Libianca secures the fourth position on the Billboard Year-End U.S. Afrobeats Artists Chart, showcasing the diversity and international appeal of Afrobeats music. Libianca’s music has bridged cultural boundaries and captured the hearts of listeners worldwide.
The internationally acclaimed Wizkid, who has previously achieved remarkable success, rounds up the top five on the chart. His collaborative track ‘Essence’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber has been a standout hit, further solidifying his position as a global music icon.
Completing the top 10 of the chart are Ayra Starr, CKay, Asake, Davido, and Oxlade, all of whom have contributed significantly to the global rise of Afrobeats music.
In addition to the artists’ rankings, Billboard also released its Year-End U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, which highlights the most popular Afrobeats tracks in the United States in 2023.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ remix featuring Selena Gomez clinched the top spot, followed by Libianca’s ‘People’ at number two and Tems’ ‘Free Mind’ at number three.
Wizkid’s chart-topping collaboration ‘Essence’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber secured the fourth position, while Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ rounded out the top five.
Furthermore, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ achieved impressive placements on other Billboard charts, claiming the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s 2023 Pop Airplay & Rhythmic Airplay year-end chart and ranking at No. 6 on the Hot 100 Year-End 2023 chart. This underscores the widespread appeal of Afrobeats music and the impact of Nigerian artists on the global stage.
As Afrobeats continues to gain momentum and captivate audiences worldwide, these rankings on the Billboard Year-End charts serve as a testament to the genre’s global influence and the exceptional talents of Nigerian and African artists.
Burna Boy, Rema, Tems, Libianca, and Wizkid, along with the other talented artists in the top 10, have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in elevating Afrobeats to its current global prominence.