Burna Boy Becomes First Nigerian With Certified Silver Album In UK

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known by his stage name, Burna Boy, has become the first artiste from the West African nation with a certified silver album in the UK.

His album, ‘African Giant’, got him the accolade.

Burna Boy announced the feat on his Instagram Page, @burnaboygram, writing: “AFRICAN GIANT SILVER IN THE UK 🇬🇧 & OWN IT X2 PLATINUM.

“Shouts to my brudda Stormzy 🏆 and love to everyone that supports us. Go stream `REAL LIFE’ now.”

A silver certification in the UK means an album has sold 60, 000 copies.

The news comes after the song – ‘Own It’ – by Stormzy featuring Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran got a two-time platinum certification for selling 600,000 copies.

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On June 4, it was announced that ‘Be Honest’, the 2019 single by British singer, Jorja Smith featuring Grammy nominee, Burna Boy has been certified platinum in France.

Burna Boy had accepted a gold plaque for his 2018 single “On The Low’’. The gold plaque is for selling 100,000 (or more) copies.

A gold plaque can also be handed to an artist, whose single has been streamed 15 million times in the country, thus 15 million streams of a single in France is equivalent to 100,000 pure sales.

Burna Boy is a multi-awarding Nigerian Afro-Pop singer, whose sound is inspired by Nigerian legend Fela Kuti.

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He got his breakthrough in 2012 with his hit single such as to Party off his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’ released in 2013.

Burna Boy in 2017, signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the U. S. and Warner Music Group internationally.

He released his first major label backed album ‘Outside’ in 2018.

The artist immense contribution in entertainment industry coupled with his numerous songs has made him outstanding.

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