Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ most streamed African album on Spotify

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Burna Boy is  first African to get more than 200M streams on Spotify
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Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has set a new record on global music streaming site, Spotify.

The controversial artiste is the first African to attain over 200 million streams with his album on Spotify.

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His African Giant album has over 200 million streams on the streaming platform. This makes it the first African album to achieve such feat.

The album was released in 2019 after he stirred up drama following his Coachella call-up.

Burna Boy had called out the organisers of the show for spelling his name in small fonts.

The album later got nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards Best World Album category.

Burna Boy, born on July 2, 1991 rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing Like to Party, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E in 2013.

In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut.

In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards and was announced as Apple Music's Up Next Artist.

His fourth studio album, African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music album at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.