In the vibrant world of Afrobeats music, two incredible talents from Cameroon and Nigeria have set a remarkable milestone in 2023. Libianca and Burna Boy are the king and queen of Afrobeats in UK – 2023 both peaking at number 1 on Official charts with their exceptional achievements on the UK charts, Libianca and Burna Boy have cemented their positions as the King and Queen in the genre in 2023.
On January 14th, 2023, the debut single of the exceptionally talented Libianca, titled “People,” reached the pinnacle of success, peaking at number 1 on the Official Afrobeats Chart.
This remarkable achievement cement the impact of the song,”PEOPLE” as it held the number 1 position for an impressive 12 weeks on the Afrobeats chart, while also spending 9 weeks at number 1 on the R&B singles chart, showcasing Libianca’s versatility and broad appeal.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) March 3, 2023
Fast-forward to September 1st, 2023, and the Afro-fusion heavyweight Burna Boy took the UK charts by storm with his new album, “I TOLD THEM.” Just five days after its release, the album soared to the top of the official albums chart, securing the number 1 spot making him the first ever African album to ever top the official UK Charts.
“I TOLD THEM” also made history as the first African album to sell more than 21,000 units in it’s first week, a remarkable feat that showcases the tremendous popularity and demand for Burna Boy’s music on a global scale.
As of September 2023, Libianca and Burna Boy stand as the only African artistes to have achieved these remarkable milestones on the UK charts in the year. Their success not only showcases the influence and relevance of African music in the international market but also highlights the immense talent and creativity that these artists bring to the global stage.
With their groundbreaking achievements, Libianca and Burna Boy have not only made their mark in the UK charts but have also set a new standard for Afrobeats artists, inspiring aspiring musicians and solidifying Afrobeats’ position as a genre with global appeal.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) September 1, 2023
As the global recognition and demand for Afrobeats music continue to soar, artists like Libianca and Burna Boy pave the way for future excellence, ensuring that the rich African musical heritage thrives and captivates audiences worldwide.