Celebrating one year of Asake's chart-topping debut album, 'Mr. Money With The Vibe'
Exactly one year ago today, the music world was introduced to the sensational sounds of Asake's debut studio album, Mr. Money With The Vibe.
This album, released on September 8, 2022, marked the beginning of a musical journey that has seen Asake skyrocket to stardom. As we commemorate the one-year anniversary of this remarkable release, let's take a closer look at the incredible feats achieved by Mr. Money With The Vibe in its first year.
One of the most striking achievements of Asake's debut album is its astounding streaming success. With over 290 million streams on Spotify, 400 million streams on Boomplay, and an incredible 544 million streams on Audiomack, Mr. Money With The Vibe has proven its ability to resonate with listeners on a global scale. These numbers speak volumes about the album's universal appeal and its ability to connect with fans from diverse backgrounds. In Mr. Money With The Vibe, the Nigerian wordsmith says precisely what he wants to say; he’s not a crooner but an all-rounder who can write about anything, from emotions to stories or even just talking plainly about money and women. The album contains tales of love, struggle, and other issues that make up the life of an average young person in society today, and the album explores how one is used to handling the world and other people’s environment.
In 2023, Asake's musical excellence was duly recognized when Mr. Money With The Vibe was awarded the prestigious Album of the Year title at the Headies Awards. This accolade is a testament to the exceptional quality and impact of the album, solidifying Asake's status as a rising star in the industry.
The album's chart performance has been nothing short of remarkable. It enjoyed an impressive 27-week reign at the #1 spot on Spotify NG. This extended dominance on the charts reflects the enduring popularity of Mr. Money With The Vibe and its ability to maintain a strong connection with its audience.
Asake's debut album didn't just make waves at home; it achieved international recognition as well. Notably, it became the only Nigerian debut album to chart on the official UK Albums Chart, reaching an impressive #22. Additionally, it secured the highest charting position for a Nigerian debut album on the Billboard 200, peaking at #66. These milestones underscore the global impact of Asake's music and the album's cross-cultural appeal.
As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Asake's debut album, Mr. Money With The Vibe, we can't help but marvel at the incredible journey it has taken us on. The remarkable streaming numbers, awards, and international chart successes are a testament to Asake's exceptional talent and the undeniable quality of his music. As we look ahead, we eagerly anticipate more sensational music from this rising star and expect Mr. Money With The Vibe to continue leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape. Here's to Asake and the phenomenal success of his debut album!