Burna Boy becomes First African Artist to Secure UK Number 1 Album with ‘I Told Them…’
His previous albums, Twice As Tall and Love Damini, came close, with Love Damini reaching Number 2 on the UK albums chart. But this time, Burna Boy has climbed to…
●2nd September 2023
Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has made history as the first-ever African artist to debut at number 1 on the UK albums chart with his latest project, I Told Them…
This was confirmed by the Official Charts Company who presented the singer with a plaque to commemorate his win.
His previous albums, Twice As Tall and Love Damini, came close, with Love Damini reaching Number 2 on the UK albums chart. But this time, Burna Boy has climbed to the peak.
This achievement highlights the universal appeal of the African Giant’s music. Burna Boy took to the stage at a packed London Roundhouse tonight with his Number 1 Award in hand. On the significance of his achievement, he told the crowd, “This right here, this means more to me than any of you can imagine because where I come from is a colony of this place. For me to be here today with the Number 1, that just tells you that anything is f***ing possible. So this right here is a big thank you to every one of you because you made this possible. Without you, none of this is happening.”
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