Nigerian musician, Wizkid has been introduced as ‘Apple Music 2021 African Artist of the Yr’.
Apple Music, the large music streaming and buying platform made the announcement on Tuesday.
Making the announcement, Apple Music wrote:
Singer-songwriter Wizkid is one in all Africa’s largest crossover acts, having worked with Drake, Skepta, and Chris Brown, amongst others.
The Nigerian musician first discovered regional success in 2011 with the massively standard single “Holla at Your Boy,” which appeared on his debut album, “Celebrity.”
Wizkid went world in 2016 after his collaboration with Drake on “One Dance,” which soared to the highest of the charts in 15 nations. Between 2019 and 2020, Wizkid was featured in Beyoncé’s initiatives “The Lion King: The Gift” and its companion piece, “Black Is King.”
In October 2020, he launched “Made in Lagos,” his critically acclaimed and most commercially profitable album, which included his hit tune “Essence,” a observe that gained 125 million performs on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams.
This previous yr, he’s been probably the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Each day Prime 100 charts in 60 nations, along with his month-to-month performs on Apple Music rising by greater than 250 p.c exterior of Africa.
He’s additionally been featured on Apple Music’s Immediately’s Hits and R&B Now playlists, and he’s a frequent visitor on Apple Music Radio reveals, together with “Africa Now Radio,” “The Ebro Present,” “New Music Each day with Zane Lowe,” and “OVO SOUND RADIO.”
“Thanks to Apple Music for this award,” Wizkid mentioned. “It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing for Africa.”
See Full listing of winners:
Global Artist of the Yr: The Weeknd
Breakthrough Artist of the Yr, Album of the Year, and Music of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo
Songwriter of the Year: H.E.R.
Artist of the 12 months (Africa): Wizkid
Artist of the Yr (France): Aya Nakamura
Artist of the Yr (Germany): RIN
Artist of the Yr (Japan): OFFICIAL HIGE DANDISM
Artist of the Yr (Russia): Scriptonite