Burna Boy, a Nigerian Afrofusion star, has topped the 2019 list of Apple Music most streamed artists.
This is coming a few days after ‘One Dance’, a collaboration between Drake, Canadian rapper, and Wizkid, Nigerian singer, appeared on Spotify’s most-streamed tracks of the decade.
The data, released on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, by Apple Music, featured artists in the sub-Sahara Africa, whose songs were streamed via the platform.
In the heavyweight list, Burna Boy had five songs, leaving the other five top slots to other artists including Davido, Wizkid, Joeboy and Rema.
Burna Boy’s songs ‘On the low’, ‘Gbona’, ‘Dangote’ and ‘Anybody’ occupied the top five alongside his heavy collaboration with Zlatan ‘Killin Dem’.
The award-winning artist has had a stellar year, leading in every musical front culminating in his 2020 Grammy nomination in the world music category alongside Angelique Kidjo.
The list also featured Joeboy’s ‘Baby’. The young artist has been on a steady rise since the release of this song. The Empawa artist just released his new album, ‘Love and Light’.
Rema was another young artist that made the list with his song, ‘Dumebi’. The catchy tune garnered air play in the first half of the year and shifted same enthusiasts to streaming platforms.
Wizkid, Beyonce and Blue Ivy’s collaboration, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was the number one motivation song for black women around the world. This showed in its streaming numbers on Apple Music.
Davido appeared twice on the list in two interesting collaborations.
The first, ‘Blow My Mind’ with Chris Brown and ‘One Ticket’ with Kizz Daniel. Both songs have remained fan favourite till date.