Nigerian superstar Burna Boy continues to achieve remarkable milestones, having recently become the first African artist to secure the number 1 spot on the UK’s official chart with his ‘I Told Them‘ album.
For those who may not be familiar, the UK Official Chart serves as a weekly compilation that ranks the top 40 music albums and singles, reflecting the most sought-after and trending tracks in the United Kingdom.
The Official Charts company confirmed on Friday that Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, “I Told Them,” debuted at number 1 this week (1 September 2023 – 7 September 2023) on the UK albums chart.
I Told Them is currently number one on the UK’s top album chart, alongside other formidable contenders like ‘Euphoria‘ by Claire Richards, The Weeknd’s ‘The Highlights,’ Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights,’ and Travis Scott’s ‘Utopia.’
To commemorate this achievement, the British record chart industry presented Burna Boy with a plaque.
Burna expressed his excitement upon receiving the award, extending his gratitude to everyone who supported the album, including his management team, the band, and the talented music producers who contributed their magic to the project.
His two LPs, ‘Twice As Tall‘ and ‘Love Damini,’ peaked at Number 2 on the UK albums chart, but it was his latest project that finally propelled him to the top of the chart.
Martin Talbot, Chief Executive, Official Charts comments:
“What a fantastic achievement it is by Burna Boy to become the first international artist to take Afrobeats to the top of the UK’s Official Albums Chart. British music fans have always been renowned for their love of new music and embracing cultures from around the world, and the explosion of interest in Afrobeats’ musical culture over the past decade has been a concrete example of this.
“It has been fantastic to see Burna Boy blazing the trail as part of this – and this week reaching the absolute pinnacle. Congratulations to Burna Boy!”