Burna Boy's 'African Giant' achieves platinum certification in France


Nigerian music sensation, Burna Boy has made history once again as his critically acclaimed album African Giant attains platinum certification in France.

This remarkable achievement that showcases the album's enduring impact and global appeal surfaced on NotjustOk Instagram page on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Released in 2019, African Giant marked a pivotal moment in Burna Boy's career, catapulting him to international fame and acclaim. The album's groundbreaking fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, and other global influences resonated with audiences worldwide, solidifying Burna Boy's status as a trailblazer in the music industry.

The album's success was propelled by a string of hit singles, including On The Low, Gbona, Dangote, Killing Dem, and Anybody, which captivated listeners with their infectious rhythms and thought-provoking lyrics. These tracks not only dominated the airwaves but also garnered critical acclaim, earning platinum certifications in their own right and contributing to the album's overall success.

Five years after its release, African Giant continues to make waves, surpassing the 100,000-unit sales threshold to earn platinum certification from SNEP, France's official charting organization. This milestone not only reflects the album's enduring popularity but also its significance in shaping the global perception of African music.

The platinum certification of African Giant cements Burna Boy's legacy as a pioneer and ambassador of African music on the world stage. It is evidence of his talent, creativity, and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of genre and culture.

As Burna Boy's African Giant stands tall as the first Nigerian album to achieve platinum certification in France, it paves the way for future generations of African artists to make their mark on the international music scene, reaffirming the continent's rich musical heritage and global influence.