Burna Boy breaks new Spotify record with 'Higher'


Burna Boy has continued to break new ground with his latest single, Higher, which has set a new record for the highest opening day streams for a solo single on Spotify Nigeria.

Following reports from TurnTable Charts, Higher garnered an impressive 530,792 streams on its first full day of release. This is eclipsing the previous record held by Wizkid's Diamond, which had 518,000 streams.

Meanwhile, this remarkable achievement also makes Higher the solo song with the most opening day streams by an African artist. Also, Chart data confirms that Burna Boy surpassed the previous African record he set with his 2023 Grammy-nominated single City Boy.

However, since his international breakthrough with the 2018 mega-hit YE, Burna Boy has become a global sensation. He consistently sets records with his music and live performances. His latest feat with Higher shows his status as a leading figure in the music industry and a trailblazer for African artists.

Additionally, with his success with Higher, Burna Boy has been in a record-making mood all year not only on Spotify. Also, his historic sold-out concert at London Stadium made him the first African artist to sell out the venue twice. Then, the first to headline two stadium concerts in the UK. He also recently set new records for the highest-grossing concert by an African artist in the United States and the highest-grossing tour by an African artist in Canada.

Lastly, Burna Boy's string of accomplishments highlights his influential presence and the growing global recognition of African music.

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