Billboard launched the first-ever Afrobeats music chart!
Collaborating with Afro Nation global Afrobeats brand, Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, will have 50 positions, and rank the country’s most popular Afrobeat songs. Using a formula that includes official streams on subscription and ad-supported tiers, as well as download sales from top music retailers, the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart will be available on billboard.com.
“The last decade has seen Afrobeats explode into a worldwide phenomenon, influencing culture and fashion across the globe and I am humbled to have made a contribution to growing the genre alongside many talented, passionate people,” said Afro Nation founder, Co-Head of UTA London and founder of Event Horizon Obi Asika. “There is still so much more potential within the scene and the community that has grown around it and I believe it is vital that with Billboard we now have a US chart that reflects this growth and provides a platform for emerging artists from every continent to showcase their talent to new audiences.”
Afro Nation is one of several drivers of the sound’s development in the U.S., with singers like Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Davido.