Davido makes history as first African artist to top US iTunes albums chart with “Timeless”
David Adeleke, famously known as Davido, has set an African record on the US iTunes Albums Chart with his newly released album, ‘Timeless’.
The Afrobeats superstar made history by topping the charts as the first African artist to do so in the world’s largest music market.
Chart data confirmed the achievement via its Twitter handle on Wednesday, stating that “#davido’s ‘Timeless’ becomes the first African album in history to reach #1 on US iTunes.”
The news has sparked widespread excitement and congratulations from fans and industry insiders alike.
But that’s not all. The album has also set a new record for first-day streams on Audiomack, further solidifying Davido’s impact on the music industry. Additionally, ‘Timeless’ is currently No. 1 on the Nigerian Top Albums Chart, the UK Top Albums Chart, and in 17 other countries on Apple Music.
Davido, who has been at the forefront of the Afrobeats movement, has been promoting the album extensively on social media, leading up to its release.
He has also received support from fellow musicians and collaborators, including American rapper, Nas, who featured on one of the album’s tracks.
The album showcases Davido’s versatility as an artist and his ability to blend different sounds and genres.