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Top 5 Nigerian Artists With The Highest Number Of Albums On The Billboard World Albums Chart

Here are the five Nigerian artists with the highest number of album entries on the Billboard World Albums Chart.

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The fact that afrobeat and afrobeats are global phenomena gradually spreading to different parts of the world is totally undisputed. It is only normal that this reflects on international charts as well.

This is why we compiled a list of the five Nigerian artists that have had the highest number of albums debut on the renowned Billboard World Albums Chart.

Who Are The Nigerian Artists With The Highest Number Of Album Entries On The Billboard World Albums Chart?

Wizkid – 2 Albums

Burna Boy – 2 Albums

Davido – 3 Albums

Femi Kuti – 3 Albums

Fela Kuti – 8 Albums

4. Wizkid

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Wizkid

The Starboy Wizkid holds the number four spot on the list of Nigerian artists with the highest number of album entries on the Billboard World Albums Chart with just two albums. Wizkid made his first debut on the chart with his album ‘Sounds From The Other Side’ on the 5th of August 2017. The album peaked at number 2 and was on the chart for a period of 4 weeks.

Wizkid’s massive hit album ‘Made In Lagos’ is his second album on the chart that made its official debut on the 14th of November 2022. The album peaked at number 1 on the chart and is the longest-charting African album on the Billboard World Albums Chart with a total of 83 weeks and still counting.

4. Burna Boy

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Burna Boy

Burna Boy is also tied at number 4 on the list of Nigerian artists with the highest album entries on the Billboard World Album Chart with 2 albums as well. The Grammy award-winning artist made his debut on the chart on the 3rd of August 2019 with his album African Giant.’ It peaked at number 6 and went on to stay on the chart for a period of 36 weeks.

Burna Boy also held a spot on the chart with his album ‘Twice As Tall’ on the 29th of August 2020; it peaked at number 1 and spent a total of 12 weeks on the chart.

2. Davido

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Davido
The 30 BG boss Davido holds the number 2 position on the list of Nigerian artists with the highest number of album entries on the Billboard World Albums Chart with a total of 3 albums. Davido made his debut on the chart with his album, ‘Son Of Mercy (EP)’ on the 5th of November 2016, and it peaked at number 4 and stayed on the chart for 1 week.

‘A Good Time’ was his second album on the chart, and it made its debut on the 7th of December, 2019. His album went ahead to peak at the number 6 position and spent a total of 25 weeks on the chart.

‘A Better Time’ was his 3rd album on the chart, and it debuted on the 28th of November 2020; it went ahead to peak at Number 4 and stayed for 2 weeks on the chart.

2. Femi Kuti

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Femi Kuti

The legendary Femi Kuti holds the number 2 position on the list of Nigerian artists with the highest album entries on the Billboard World Albums Chart. He made his debut on the chart with the album ‘Fight To Win’, which debuted on the 3rd of November 2001; it peaked at number 10 and spent 6 weeks on the chart.

He made his second appearance on the chart with ‘Africa For Africa,’ which debuted on the 30th of April 2011; the album peaked at number 12 and spent a total of 3 weeks on the chart.

The album ‘No Place For My Dream’ was Femi Kuti’s 3rd album on the chart that debuted on the 13th of July 2013. It went on to peak at number 7 and spent a total of 2 weeks on the chart.

1. Fela

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Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti

The father of afrobeat Fela Anikulapo Kuti holds the number one spot of Nigerian artists with the highest number of album entries on the Billboard World Albums Chart with a total of 8 albums. The late singer and performer debuted on the chart with ‘ODOO,’ which debuted on the 1st of December 1990; the album peaked at number 13 and was on the chart for 7 weeks.

His second album on the chart was ‘The Best Of The Black President,’ which debuted on the 5th of December 2009. It peaked at number 3 and was on the chart for 25 weeks.

‘Vinyl Box Set #1’ was his third album on the chart, which debuted on the 19th of February 2011, and it peaked at number 14 and was on the chart for 1 week.

‘Live In Detroit 1986’ was Fela’s fourth album on the Billboard World Albums Chart that debuted on the 26th of May 2012. It peaked at number 9 and was on the chart for 1 week.

‘Fela: The Best Of The Black President 2’ was his fifth album on the chart that debuted on the 2nd of March 2013. It peaked at number 8 and spent 1 week on the chart.

‘Finding Fela (Soundtrack)’ was Fela’s sixth album on the chart that debuted on the 23rd of August 2013; it peaked at number 9 and was on the chart for 1 week.’

‘Fela: Vinyl Box Set 4 Compiled By Erykah Badu’ was the seventh album on the Billboard World Albums Chart that debuted on the 3rd of January 2018. It peaked at number 11 was stayed on the chart for 2 weeks.

‘Open & Close’ was the eighth album on the chart for Fela Kuti that debuted on the 26th of June 2021. It peaked at number 7 and was on the chart for just 1 week.

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