Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has etched his name in music history by becoming the first African artist to debut two songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart within a single calendar year. This remarkable achievement underscores not only his talent but also the growing global influence of African music. 


The journey to this historic accomplishment began with his song 'Sittin' On Top Of The World.' After spending weeks on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, it finally made its grand entrance at No. 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This ascent marked a significant moment for Burna Boy and the entire African music industry. 


A pivotal factor in this breakthrough was the release of Burna Boy's seventh studio album, 'I Told Them.' The album catalyzed the song's success, boosting its sales and streams in the United States. This exemplifies the synergy between an artist's body of work and the chart performance of individual tracks. 


Billboard's official announcement on Twitter, "@burnaboy's 'Sittin' On Top Of The World' debuts at No. 80 on this week's Hot 100," signified not only Burna Boy's achievement but also the global recognition of African music as one of the world's most prestigious music charts. 


This accomplishment is not an isolated event in Burna Boy's career. Earlier in the year, his song 'Talibans II,' a collaboration with Byron Messia, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July. These milestones collectively demonstrate his consistent impact on the international music scene. 


Furthermore, Burna Boy's seventh studio album, 'I Told Them,' made its mark on the US Billboard 200 albums chart by debuting at No. 31. This dual recognition on both the singles and albums charts emphasizes his versatility as an artist and the resonance of his music with a diverse audience.


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