Audiomack: Burna Boy Hits 1 Billion Streams

Burna Boy Becomes First African Artist To Surpass 1 Billion Plays On Audiomack

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Audiomack, the popular music streaming platform, has made a ground-breaking announcement today, declaring Nigerian sensation Burna Boy as the first African artist to achieve an astounding one billion streams on their platform.

This remarkable milestone serves as a testament to Burna Boy’s immense popularity as an internationally acclaimed musician and underscores the far-reaching influence of Audiomack in connecting artists with a global audience.

Overwhelmed with gratitude, Burna Boy expressed his appreciation to his fans and Audiomack, acknowledging their unwavering support in his musical journey. He humbly stated, “I am incredibly grateful and humbled; much love to everyone who has streamed my music and continues to support me; you all are the true MVPs.”

In recent years, Burna Boy has played a pivotal role in the global rise of African music. Two of his most recent albums, “Twice As Tall” released in 2020 and “Love, Damini” released in 2022, have amassed over 300 million streams each on Audiomack.

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Notably, “Love, Damini” was honoured with a prestigious GRAMMY Award for Best World Music Album, making Burna Boy the first Nigerian artist to receive such recognition.

Jason Johnson, the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy at Audiomack, expressed their longstanding support for Burna Boy, stating, “We have been avid supporters of Burna Boy since the early stages of his career. We are incredibly proud to be a part of his journey not just in amplifying his music but in supporting his growth as an artist.”

The collaboration between Burna Boy and Audiomack dates back to August 2019 when the artist delivered a captivating performance for Audiomack’s Trap Symphony performance series, reimagining three of his biggest hits alongside an orchestra.

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In October 2021, Audiomack awarded Burna Boy a plaque to commemorate his achievement of surpassing 300 million streams on their platform. Now, less than two years later, Burna Boy has once again shattered records, emerging as the first African artist to reach the remarkable milestone of one billion streams on Audiomack.

Audiomack, boasting a vast user base of over 25 million monthly users worldwide, remains committed to amplifying African music artists and providing enhanced access for fans of the Afrobeats genre. The platform’s dedication to promoting African music reflects its recognition of the genre’s global significance and its aim to propel it to even greater heights.


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