Nigerian superstar Burna Boy has achieved a historic milestone by selling out the London Stadium.
Renowned for his captivating music and stage presence, Burna Boy is at the forefront of introducing Afrobeats to a global audience.
In a groundbreaking moment for African artists, Burna Boy became the first to sell out a stadium in the United Kingdom, with a staggering 60,000 fans attending his performance at West Ham football club’s home ground.
The concert, held on June 3rd, 2023, not only showcases Burna Boy’s meteoric rise to global stardom but also signifies the rapid ascent of Afrobeats as a genre. The event was part of Burna Boy’s ‘Love, Damini’ World Tour, which he announced earlier.
This sold-out London Stadium show marks a significant milestone for fans and industry stakeholders in Nigerian music. It highlights the incredible journey of Afrobeats, from filling theaters to headlining the O2 Arena and now selling out a stadium.
During the concert, Burna Boy delivered an unforgettable performance, delighting fans with a lineup of his chart-topping hits. The stadium resounded with joyous chants as the crowd enthusiastically joined in singing along to his mega-hit “YE.”
Burna Boy’s international breakthrough began in 2018 when his single “YE” garnered global attention, with Kanye West even naming his album after it. Since then, Burna Boy has emerged as one of the leading ambassadors of Afrobeats, solidifying his status as one of the biggest music stars worldwide. In 2021, he made history as the first mainstream Nigerian artist to win a Grammy for his album “Twice As Tall.”
Furthermore, Burna Boy’s recent accomplishments include two Grammy nominations. His song “Last Last” received a nomination in the Global Song category, while his sixth album, “Love, Damini,” was nominated in the World Album category.
With his monumental performance at the London Stadium, Burna Boy continues to lead the charge in promoting Afrobeats to an international audience, setting new standards and propelling the genre to greater heights.