Burna Boy has made history as he became the first Nigerian artist with a certified album in the UK as his Grammy-nominated album “African Giant” was given a certified Silver status.
According to BRIT Awards, a silver certification in the UK means an album has sold an album-equivalent of 60,000 copies.
To share the good news with his fans, Burna Boy took to his Twitter page and retweeted a post from BRIT Awards. He wrote:
“#TWICEASTALL 🦍. Thank you to everyone that continue to support and listen to the music 💯🦍“
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 18, 2020
‘African Giant’ was released on July 26, 2019, by Spaceship Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Warner Music. The album received amazing reviews, was included in the year-end lists issued by several publications, including Billboard, Complex and Pitchfork.
The 7th body of work won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
This is also coming after news that “Own It” by Stormzy featuring Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran, has a two-time platinum certification for selling 600,000 copies.
— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) September 18, 2020