Burna Boy has achieved his best debut on the Billboard music charts. The singer’s ‘Outside’ has entered the reggae albums chart at number three.
Vessel of Love by Hollie Cook is number one on the chart while Stony Hill by Damian Marley is in the second spot.
‘Outside’, released by Atlantic Records and Bad Habit, is a 13-track project which features J Hus, Koni Baje, Lily Allen, amongst others.
It is Burna Boy’s second album to crack the Billboard reggae albums chart. L.I.F.E, his debut album released in 2013, peaked at number seven.
‘Outside’ was one of the most anticipated Nigerian albums of 2018. The singer held listening parties in Lagos and London.
Burna Boy, the creator of Afro-fusion, prides himself as being in a different lane from his counterparts in the Nigerian music industry.
But while his music has continued to enjoy critical acclaim, his personal life has been marred with controversies.
Of late, the artiste born Damini Ogulu was accused of being complicit in the robbery attack on his colleague, Mr 2Kay.
Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, had said the suspects of the robbery confessed to receiving instructions for the execution from Burna Boy’s road manager, Joel Kontiock.
Although Burna Boy denied involvement in the incident, he was invited by the police for questioning.
Amidst the saga, his concert billed to hold in December was cancelled.
Tagged ‘The Burna Boy Show’, it coincided with Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC), the fourth edition of rapper Olamide Adedeji’s annual event.