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Nigerian Afrobeat music star, Burna Boy
African Giant, Burna Boy

Nigerian sensation Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, secured the top spot on the Billboard Year-End U.S. Afrobeats Artists Chart, adding another feather to his cap with a Grammy already in hand.

Following closely behind, Rema, the talented ‘Calm Down’ artist, claimed the second position, while Tems, Cameroonian songstress Libianca, and the renowned Wizkid secured the third, fourth, and fifth spots, respectively.

The top 10 on the chart, released via Billboard’s website on a Tuesday evening, also featured Ayra Starr, CKay, Asake, Davido, and Oxlade, showcasing the diverse talent prevalent in the Afrobeats scene.

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In a parallel ranking, Rema’s remix of ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez soared to the pinnacle of the Billboard Year-End U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart. Libianca’s ‘People’ and Tems’ ‘Free Mind’ held strong at the second and third spots.

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Additionally, Wizkid’s ‘Essence,’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber, along with Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last,’ rounded up the top 5 tracks dominating this category.

Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ further solidified its place by securing the top spot on Billboard’s 2023 Pop Airplay & Rhythmic Airplay year-end chart, while also impressively clinching the sixth position on the Hot 100 Year End 2023 chart.