Burna Boy beats Wizkid, Davido, tops 2023 US Billboard Afrobeats chart 

 Burna Boy beats Wizkid, Davido, tops 2023 US Billboard Afrobeats chart 

At the 2023 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, November 19, Nigerian artists Burna Boy and Rema clinched victories in the inaugural Afrobeats categories.

Burna Boy secured the Top Afrobeats Artiste award, triumphing over competitors like Wizkid, Rema, Tems, and Cameroonian star Libianca.

Rema, on the other hand, claimed the Top Afrobeats Song honor with his ‘Calm Down’ remix featuring Selena Gomez, besting tracks from Ayra Starr, Oxlade, Libianca, and Victony.

Despite their success in Afrobeats, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ remix faced setbacks in the Top Billboard Collaboration, Top Billboard Excl. U.S. Song, Top Billboard Global 200 Song, and Top Radio Song categories.

Notably, American singer Morgan Wallen dominated the awards, securing a total of 11 victories, while Taylor Swift closely followed with 10 wins.

About Burna Boy

Burna Boy is a Nigerian Grammy-winning Afro-fusion artist renowned for his distinctive musical style that blends Afrobeat, reggae, and dancehall influences.

Rising to global prominence, he has become a trailblazer in the Afrobeats genre. Burna Boy’s career trajectory includes critically acclaimed albums like “African Giant” and “Twice as Tall,” the latter earning him the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album in 2021.

His socially conscious lyrics and charismatic performances have garnered widespread acclaim, addressing issues such as inequality and systemic oppression. 

Burna Boy’s impact extends beyond music, encompassing advocacy for African culture and unity. 

His success on the international stage, collaborations with global artists, and the ability to transcend cultural boundaries underscore Burna Boy’s role as a cultural ambassador, influencing the global music landscape with his Afro-fusion sound.

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