5 International Records Wizkid Set With ‘Made In Lagos’ | SEE LIST
This is a list of the top 5 astonishing records Wizkid set with his album ‘Made In Lagos’ at the international level.
Creating a list of the top 5 records Wizkid has set for Nigerian music with his album ‘Made In Lagos’ is not far-fetched because these stats exist.
The name Wizkid is no stranger in the Nigerian music industry and internationally.
His fourth studio album titled ‘Made In Lagos’ was released on October 30, 2020, across all streaming platforms and from that moment, it has been records on records and awards on awards.
This is why we compiled a list of the top 5 records Starboy’s ‘Made In Lagos’ has set on the international scene for Nigerian music and Africa as a whole.
5. First African Album To Debut On Spotify Global Album Charts
‘Made In Lagos’ had lived up to music fans’ expectations worldwide. Still, nothing prepared fans because the album became the first African Album to make a debut on the charts and in the top 10 position.
The album had debuted in just a week of tracking that took place from 30th October 2020 till 3rd November 2020 at the number 10 position on the charts.
4. The highest Charting Nigerian Album On Billboard World Album Charts
Wizkid’s fourth studio album, ‘Made In Lagos,’ hit the number one position in the week of 28th of August 2021 on the Billboard World Album charts to become the highest-charting album on the charts ten months after its release then.
3. Ties Record For Longest Charting African Album On Billboard World Album Charts
‘Made In Lagos’ has spent a total of 66 weeks on the Billboard world album charts. The figure might not sound shocking, but Wizkid ties a 27-year-old record with his 66 weeks on the charts.
The longest African Album on the Billboard World Album Charts had been the legend Cesaria Evora’s album ‘Cesaria.’
It had been the longest-charting African Album for 27 years till Wizkid tied the record Monday, February 14, 2022.
2. 1st African And Nigerian Song To Receive Platinum Certification In USA
Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Tems off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album became the first Nigerian and African song to sell over a million copies in the USA.
RIAA certified the song Platinum on Monday, October 4, 2021.
1. Highest Charting Nigerian Song On Billboard Hot 100
Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album became the highest-charting Nigerian song on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This was an important feat because the Hot 100 chart is strictly for the USA.