Wizkid, the Nigerian Afrobeat singer, is off to a great start with records in 2022, as his iconic album “Made In Lagos” officially equals a Billboard chart record.
Wizkid has joined the African legends of having the longest-charting album on the Billboard charts with the album “Made In Lagos,” in addition to being the best Nigerian artist on the Billboard World Album rankings.
With 66 weeks on the Billboard World Record Charts, Starboy has surpassed Cesaria Evora as the African icon with the longest-charting album. Cesaria Evora, a Cape Verdean singer, and her Grammy-nominated album Cesária.
The record spent a total of 66 weeks on the charts, peaking at number two, making her the only African to do so.
Big Wiz has matched that accomplishment with his album “Made In Lagos,” which has lasted a total of 66 weeks on the Billboard charts and appears to be on track to do so again.
Wizkid is just one week away from breaking the record for the highest-charting African artist on the Billboard World album rankings.
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On Billboard’s coveted world album chart, Wizkid has shattered Fela Kuti’s long-standing record.
This chart shows the Nigerian albums that have been the longest on the Billboard world albums chart in the United States.
The impact on the US Billboard world albums chart of Nigerian music as it has steadily grown and expanded to a distinct variety.
The Billboard world album chart is a weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the United States. It is based on the Billboard website’s tracking of physical sales and streams in the US regional category.
It’s also frequently used to express an album’s or project’s universality and appeal.
The Nigerian albums that have charted the longest on Billboard’s world albums chart are listed below.
Wizkid – Made In Lagos
Wizkid’s fourth studio album was released on October 30, 2020, via the Starboy Entertainment and RCA Records imprints.
It was on the Billboard world album chart for a total of 61 weeks and is still on the chart as of this writing.
The longest stay on the Billboard world album list for any Nigerian musician.
Fela Kuti – TBOTBP
In 1981, Nigerian Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti released The Best Of The Black President, a two-disc compilation album.
It spent 45 weeks on the Billboard world album list, the second-most by any Nigerian musician.
Burna Boy – African Giant
On July 26, 2019, Burna Boy released his fourth studio album, African Giant.
It combines Afrobeats, dancehall, hip hop, and pop in a variety of ways.
On the Billboard world album chart, it spent a total of 36 weeks.
Davido – A Good Time
Davido’s debut studio album, A Good Time, was released on November 22nd, 2019 under the DMW, RCA Records, and Sony Music labels.
On the Billboard world album chart, it spent a total of 25 weeks.