Burna Boy’s “Higher” sets new Spotify record

Burna Boy’s “Higher” sets new Spotify record
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Burna Boy’s impact on the African music scene continues to soar with his latest single, “Higher”, achieving a groundbreaking milestone as the most streamed song during its debut week on Spotify Nigeria.

Released on June 27, 2024, the single has resonated deeply with listeners and found itself in the record books.

Burna Boy’s”Higher” rose to an impressive 2.3 million streams in its debut week, surpassing the previous record held by Rema & Shallipopi’s 2024 single “Benin Boys,” which amassed 2.1 million streams.

Burna Boy's "Higher" sets new Spotify record

This achievement comes after Burna Boy’s “Higher” broke the record for the biggest opening day streams for a solo song by an African artist on Spotify.

The song provides an emotional return to Burna Boy’s origins in Port Harcourt, delving into themes of thankfulness and reflection amidst the euphoria of success. Known for his distinctive style and unmatched musical prowess, African Giant continues to redefine the global perception of African music.

The video for “Higher” takes viewers on an emotional tour of the city of Port Harcourt, where Burna Boy actively participated in philanthropic acts through his foundation, ‘Project PROTECT,’ joining forces with The R.E.A.C.H. to deliver support to communities in Nigeria.”

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Burna Boy takes full credit for the songwriting on his projects

Burna Boy recently took to his X (formerly known as Twitter) account on Saturday, July 6, 2024, in his trademark bold style, to emphasize his unique approach to music creation.

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“Any name you see credited on my songs are only producers of the songs or Featured artists NOT writers. But for some reason, the western world considers producers as writers of the instrumentals and they just throw their names on there as writers. Nobody fit write for Odogwu.”

The release of “Higher” was just days before the superstar’s highly anticipated 2024 London stadium concert, where he made history by becoming the first African artist to sell out the 80,000-capacity venue twice.


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