Nigerian music sensation Wizkid has once again shattered records, cementing his position as the first African artist to achieve three Platinum singles in the United States. The exciting news was shared by Chart Data via their official Twitter account on Thursday, May 11th.
Chart Data’s post created a buzz in the music industry, revealing that Wizkid has now earned a remarkable three Platinum plaques for his outstanding singles. This incredible achievement surpasses all other African artists who have graced the US music scene.
One of Wizkid’s chart-topping hits, “Come Closer,” featuring Drake and released in 2017, recently reached the prestigious RIAA Platinum certification. This accolade adds to the success of his previous Platinum songs, “One Dance” and “Essence,” making him the first African artist to have three Platinum-certified singles in the US.
It’s worth mentioning that Wizkid isn’t the only Nigerian artist who has left an indelible mark on the American music industry. Other talented Nigerian musicians like Burna Boy, CKay, Rema, and Tems have also achieved Platinum status for their exceptional tracks.
The remarkable feat achieved by Wizkid has not only solidified his position as a global music icon but has also showcased the incredible talent that Africa has to offer. As news of his accomplishment spreads, fans and music enthusiasts around the world eagerly await Wizkid’s next move, eager to witness his continued rise to superstardom.
Wizkid Music Style
Wizkid is a Nigerian musician who blends Afrobeats, R&B, dancehall, and reggae to create his unique sound. He’s a very famous and influential African artist.
His third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side, released in 2017, has a mix of different music styles, including Afrobeats, EDM, R&B, and house, with a Caribbean feel.
Wizkid’s music is also popular on various charts like the Billboard Hot 100, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.
.@wizkidayo becomes the first African artist to earn three @RIAA Platinum singles. pic.twitter.com/HbFYyPjyuU
— chart data (@chartdata) May 10, 2023
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