Nigerian Afrobeats superstar David Adeleke, aka Davido, has broken an African record on the US iTunes Albums Chart with his new album ‘Timeless’.
This is as the album topped the chart on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, making history in the process as the first African album to reach Number 1 in the world’s biggest music market.
Recall that Davido dropped his fourth studio album, ‘Timeless, on March 31, 2023, with guest appearances from Nigerian artists such as Asake, Fave, The Cavemen, DMW’s latest additions, Morravey and Logos Olori, as well as Grammy-award-winning Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, British rapper Skepta, South African music producer/DJ Musa Keys, Jamaican dancehall/reggae singer Dexta Daps, and South African rapper Focalistic.
The Daily Post reported that despite an initial partial leak, Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album broke several records, including the highest charting album by an African artist on US Apple Music (it peaked at Number 2) and the biggest album first-day streams in the history of Audiomack.
The 17-track album also became the first and only afrobeats album to debut all tracks in the top 100 of the United Kingdom's Apple Music top songs chart.
Following the release of the album, global streaming giant Spotify said Davido’s music is most streamed in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Nigeria.