Nigerian artist Burna Boy has achieved another remarkable milestone, hitting 1 billion streams on the African-focused streaming platform Boomplay.
NAIROBI, KENYA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — In a remarkable follow-up to his achievement on Audiomack, Nigerian music sensation Burna Boy has once again left an indelible mark in the music industry by reaching 1 billion streams on Boomplay, an Africa-focused streaming platform.
Boomplay’s Magnitude and Confirmation
Boomplay, a digital service provider with an extensive user base of more than 90 million monthly active users and a vast catalog comprising over 100 million songs, officially verified this milestone on September 5th.
In a significant announcement, Boomplay stated that no other artist had ever attained this milestone before Burna Boy, thereby granting him the prestigious distinction of becoming the inaugural member of Boomplay’s Platinum Club.
From the Golden Club to Platinum Club
Before this remarkable feat, Burna Boy held a prominent position among a select group of African artists in Boomplay’s Golden Club. This exclusive club included notable names like Ghana’s Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Nigeria’s Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy DML, alongside Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz and Rayvanny.
Burna Boy’s latest achievement demonstrates his meteoric rise within Boomplay, as he remarkably accumulated an astounding 800 million streams since February, when Boomplay reported his milestone of 200 million plays.
The Impact of “I Told Them”
Burna Boy’s latest album, “I Told Them,” has played an instrumental role in this monumental achievement.
Notably, the album propelled Burna Boy to secure his first UK No. 1 chart position just last week. Further underscoring his dominance, Burna Boy clinched three prestigious awards at the 2023 Headies, solidifying his status as the evening’s biggest winner, alongside Rema.
Global Recognition on Apple Music
“I Told Them” also left an indelible mark on the international stage, securing the record for the most first-week streams for an African album on Apple Music in a staggering 100 countries. Burna Boy’s global influence in the music industry continues to grow, and his exceptional success on Boomplay reaffirms his position as an icon in the field.
Blazing a trail to the Platinum Club! @burnaboy makes history as the first artist to reach 1 billion Streams on Boomplay. 🦍🚀
— Boomplay Nigeria (@BoomplayNigeria) September 4, 2023
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