In time for his birthday, Nigerian global star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy has announced the release of his next album, Love, Damini.
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — Global Nigerian star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy, has revealed his next album ‘Love, Damini’ will drop in July – right on his birthday.
The Nigerian sensation announced the project while he headlined New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Thursday night; the album is set to be released in July as a celebration of his 31st birthday; fans can pre-order it now.
On Thursday night, it was the first time a Nigerian artist headlined Madison Square Garden, and it followed other impressive arena performances at London’s O2 and LA’s Hollywood Bowl, as well as festival performances at New York’s Governors Ball and San Francisco’s Outside Lands.
Two years ago, he released his fifth studio album, “Twice as Tall” (2020), which peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard 200 charts. His previous album, “African Giant,” ranked No. 104 on the same list in 2019.
The musician shared his last album in August 2020, and has since released numerous singles, including “20 10 20,” “Kilometre,” “Question,” “Want It All,” and “B. d’Or. ft Wizkid.”
At the 2022 Grammys, he was nominated for Album of the Year (for contributions to Justin Bieber’s Justice) and Best Global Music Performance (for “Do Yourself”), but did not win any awards.
Burna Boy has achieved global success beyond his native Africa and the United States with his music charting in countries including Germany, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, France, and the United Kingdom. With his international stardom, Burna’s album Twice as Tall topped the World Albums tally, where it charted for 12 weeks.
The album peaked at No. 6 on the World Albums chart, where it charted for a staggering 36 weeks.
In addition, Burna Boy has been featured on the ‘Top Triller Global’ chart five times, with his recent collaboration “Miss You Bad” with Nigerian singer Mr Eazi earning the top spot.
The Afro-fusion musician will also lead a discussion at Billboard’s first-ever MusicCon ahead of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 15 titled “The Explosion of Afro-Fusion.”.