Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming platform, recently made an exciting announcement for fans of Afrobeats music.
They have launched a dedicated site called “Afrobeats: Journey of a Billion Streams,” which aims to track and celebrate all aspects of this vibrant and influential genre. This new platform provides wealth of information about Afrobeats, including its origins, popularization, fusion with other genres, and its rise as one of Africa’s most significant cultural exports.
Afrobeats has become a global phenomenon, captivating audiences with its infectious rhythms and captivating melodies. On Spotify alone, the genre has experienced a remarkable growth of 550% since 2017. In 2022, Afrobeats tracks were streamed over 13 billion times on the platform. This incredible achievement speaks volumes about the genre’s popularity and its artists’ ability to connect with a diverse global audience.
One of the highlights of the site is its interactive features, which allow fans to explore and connect with new knowledge about Afrobeats. This immersive experience will undoubtedly deepen fans’ appreciation for the genre and foster a sense of community among its followers.
In terms of the top streamed Afrobeats artists of all time, Burna Boy takes the lead, followed closely by Wizkid. These two superstars have been instrumental in the genre’s global success, elevating Afrobeats to unprecedented heights. Burna Boy, known for his distinctive sound and thought-provoking lyrics, has amassed a massive following, both in Africa and internationally. Wizkid, with his infectious hooks and energetic performances, has also made a significant impact on the global music scene. These artists’ achievements not only speak to their talent and artistry but also highlight the growing influence of Afrobeats on the world stage.
Here are the top streamed Afrobeats artists of all time on Spotify:
1. Burna Boy
7. Fireboy DML
8. Omah Lay
9. Ayra Starr