Only a year and half after racking up 100 million streams on Africa’s top digital service provider and 200 million streams a few months ago, the artist is the second African performer to accomplish this record. He is followed by Kizz Daniel, who was recently declared as the first individual to ever reach 300 million streams on the site, and Olamide and Fireboy DML, both of whom exceeded 100 million streams via the platform in December.
Burna Boy alongside Kizz Daniel now command Boomplay’s Golden Club, which also includes Fireboy, Joeboy, Omah Lay, Rayvanny, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Naira Marley, Ruger, Black Sherif, and Simi who are between 100 million and 200 million streams on the platform.
According to Boomplay, Burna Boy’s most recent accomplishment was mostly based on the success of albums like Outside from 2018 (14 million streams), African Giant from 2019 (53 million streams), and Twice as Tall from 2020 (GRAMMY winner) (98 million streams) and his new album Love Damini already has 28 million streams on the platform amongst other huge songs.
One of the most well-known musicians to emerge from Africa in recent years is Burna Boy. With numerous crossover successes and cross-border collaborations, he has built up a sizable worldwide fan base.
Boomplay has the largest range of African content anywhere in the world, with 60 million monthly active users and a library of 65 million tracks. The streaming data from the platform is now taken into account in a number of Billboard charts.