Wizkid Top 5 Records In 2023 That Burna Boy, Davido Are Yet To Break
Ayodeji Balogun, equally known as Wizkid or Big Wiz, is arguably Africa’s most famous export. He has set numerous records as an African that have yet to be surpassed in the music industry.
Wizkid is unarguably one of the biggest African artists of all time. Bigwiz has broken a lot of records and has set more records in his over 12-years-and-counting career.
Despite the fact that Wizkid has proven to the world numerous times that he is the biggest and most decorated artiste within Africa, there are still some people out there who still rate him low.
But in cases like this, let’s simply look at the Top records broken by Wizkid so far in 2023.
Number One Record Broken
Firstly, Wizkid is The First African to Debut on Spotify’s Global Album Charts with an Album.
Wizkid is the first African musician to chart on Spotify’s Global Album Chart with his album “Made In Lagos. This album debuted not only on the chart but also in the top 10.
In just a space of about one week he released it, “Made in Lagos” broke numerous African streaming records; it became the first African album to debut on the Spotify Global Album chart, debuting within the top ten.
The album surpassed 100 million streams across five platforms nine days after release, this is extremely not common with other artists.
Number Two Record Broken In 2023
Secondly, Wizkid, a talented singer, songwriter, and performer from Nigeria, has made history with his most recent achievement.
Wizkid who’s a Grammy-winning singer in the world, recently made headlines for becoming the first artist in Nigerian to get a diamond certification in the US after appearing as a guest on Drake’s “One Dance’ and selling more than 10 million copies.
He has accomplished many significant accomplishment and had emerged as the African greatest. He remains the First African Singer to accomplish such feats.
Number Three Record Broken
Thirdly, Wizkid Has also The only African Album With The Longest Charting Time On The Billboard World Albums Chart. This is superfluous.
The album titled “Made In Lagos” released by Wizkid has equally stayed more than 70 weeks on the Billboard World Albums Chart, making it the longest-charting African album.
Bigwiz broke the record set by Cesaria Evora with her album “Cesaria”, which she also had held for 27 years. However, at that time, when it reached number one on the charts, it became the highest-charting album by a Nigerian.
Number Four Astonishing Record Broken
Fourthly, In 2017, he garnered seven nominations for his collaboration with Drake on ‘One Dance,’ and in 2022, he was nominated for his song Essence.
This made Ayo Balogun (Wizkid) become The First Nigerian to receive a Billboard Award nomination and that’s His Third world record to keep a history.
His literally made history by being the first Nigerian to be nominated for a Billboard Music Award for collaboration as well as his own single.
Also, Wizkid Has the First African and Nigerian song to be certified platinum in the United States.
Wizkid’s song; Essence, was the first African and Nigerian song to be certified in the United States. Bigwiz hit single titled “Essence” that featured Tems, the recent female Grammy winner from Nigeria, was also certified platinum after Wizkid sold over a million copies.
However, Essence’ is the number 1 Afrobeats song to earn or receive a platinum plaque in the United States of America and it’s equally the only Nigerian song to be 2X platinum.
African Superstar Artist, Wizkid has gotten yet another incredible feat in his stellar career.
Number Five Record
Bigwiz broke another important record as he becomes first African artiste to headline World’s biggest gaming event that happened in Saudi Arabia recently.
Wizkid equally made history in his music career on Thursday being July 4th, when Wizkid became the number one African musician to serve as the headlining act at the world’s largest gaming tournament, Gamers 8 eSports, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
This has caused a stir especially in the social media platforms. A few weeks after it was revealed that Wizkid would be the headlining act at the next Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, New York, he gave a performance at the gaming event.
This automatically make wizkid the greatest African artiste according to one of his fans.