Here’s a checklist of the highest 5 achievements and information solely Wizkid holds as an African within the music business.
Arguably one of many greatest exports out of Africa, Ayodeji Balogun who’s popularly often known as Wizkid or Huge Wiz has set quite a few information as an African which have remained unmatched by the music business to this point.
We at NotJustOk have compiled an inventory of the highest 5 notable information the starboy himself has set over the course of time.
5. First African To Debut With An Album On Spotify World Album Charts
Wizkid grew to become the primary African act to debut with an album on the Spotify World Album Chart along with his basic album ‘Made In Lagos.’ The album didn’t simply debut on the chart however debuted within the high 10 place.
The album debuted within the quantity 10 place with only one week of monitoring from thirtieth October 2020 until third November 2020.
4. The Longest Charting African Album On Billboard World Albums Chart
Wizkid has the longest charting album for an African on the Billboard World Albums Chart as ‘Made In Lagos’ has spent over 70 weeks on the chart. Wizkid beat the legend Cesaria Evora who held the report for 27 years together with her album ‘Cesaria.’
Additionally it is the very best charting album by a Nigerian on the chart when it peaked on the primary place.
3. First Nigerian To Be Nominated For The Billboard Awards
Wizkid grew to become the primary Nigerian to be nominated for the Billboard Music Awards on a collaboration and along with his personal music as nicely. He had obtained 7 nominations following his collaboration with Drake on ‘One Dance’ in 2017 and had been nominated along with his music ‘Essence’ in 2022.
2. 1st African And Nigerian Tune To Obtain Platinum Certification In USA
Wizkid along with his hit music ‘Essence’ which featured Tems obtained the RIAA platinum certification after promoting over 1,000,000 copies as at Monday, October 4, 2021. Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ grew to become the primary African and Nigerian music to ever obtain this certification within the USA.
1. African Artist With The Highest BET Award Nominations
Following the official announcement of the checklist by BET on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Wizkid who had obtained two nominations grew to become essentially the most nominated African artist for the celebrated black celebration awards.
With quite a few information nonetheless underneath his belt Huge Wiz could be trying to break extra information along with his upcoming challenge titled ‘Extra Love Much less Ego.’
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