Burna Boy, the globally renowned music sensation from Nigeria, has etched his name in the annals of music history by earning a staggering 11 record certifications for the consumption of his music in Nigeria.
These accolades were presented by TurnTable charts on the 24th of October, 2023, marking a watershed moment in his career.
The extraordinary milestone was celebrated in a private, exclusive gathering held in Lagos, where Burna Boy’s remarkable accomplishment was not only a testament to his musical genius but also a tribute to the thriving music industry in Nigeria.
The certifications awarded to him include:
- “Love Damini” – 5x Platinum (The highest certified album in Nigerian history)
- “Sungba (Remix)” – 4x Platinum (The highest certified single in Nigerian history)
- “Last Last” – 3x Platinum
- “Common Person” – 3x Platinum
- “For My Hand” – 2x Platinum
- “It’s Plenty” – 2x Platinum
- “B. D’or” – Platinum
- “Second Sermon (Remix)” – Platinum
- “I Told Them” – Platinum
- “Different Size” – Platinum
- “Alone” – Gold
This unprecedented achievement not only underscores Burna Boy’s exceptional talent but also underscores the phenomenal growth of the Nigerian music industry. His triumphs resonate on a global scale, underscoring Nigeria’s rich and vibrant musical culture.
Burna Boy’s unwavering commitment to his craft, bolstered by the steadfast support of his fan base, continues to elevate Nigerian music to international prominence.
His historic record certifications serve as a testament to his remarkable commercial success, which has consistently reached new heights since he gained international recognition with his 2018 hit single, “YE.”
It’s worth noting that Burna Boy made history as the first Afrobeats artist to win a Grammy with his critically acclaimed 2020 album, “Twice As Tall,” amassing five nominations since his first nod with the 2019 album, “African Giant.”