Ayra Starr’s track “Rush” has hit a whopping 300 million views on YouTube, making history as the first solo song by a female Nigerian artist to reach this milestone.
Released in 2022, the song quickly gained global fame, claiming the number one spot on the TurnTable Top 100 in Nigeria and debuting at an impressive number four on the Billboard US Afrobeat Song chart.
Beyond Nigeria, “Rush” made waves in various countries, from Canada and Lebanon to Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa, and France, where it peaked at number 5. What’s even more noteworthy is that Ayra Starr secured a spot on the UK Singles Chart, marking her as the first Nigerian lead female artist to achieve this feat.
As if that’s not enough, Ayra Starr is now gearing up for the 2024 Grammy Awards, where “Rush” has earned a nomination for the inaugural Best African Music Performance category. She shares the spotlight with other Nigerian superstars like Asake, Tyla, Olamide, Burna Boy, and Davido. It’s a well-deserved recognition of the rising star’s remarkable impact on the music scene.