CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ Embossed On Billboard US Afrobeats Ranking

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Ckay”s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” leads the inaugural list of Billboard’s U.S Afrobeats Song Charts dated April 2nd 2022.

Officially released in 2019, the song’s commercial success of recent has been boosted more by a string of international remixes that have assisted to spark a flurry of virality on TikTok.

The Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart appears Tuesday, ranking the 50 most well-known Afrobeats songs in the United States based on a weighted formula that ropes official streams from top audio and video music services on both subscription and ad-supported tiers, as well as download sales from leading music retailers.

From Luminate records, formerly MRC Data, the track earned 4.7 million official U.S. streams during the tracking week of March 18-24.

The song appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 2, 2021, and is now in its 27th plate on the April 2 tally, rising 41-39 after ranking No. 26 in February.

According to the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, it also ranked No. 2.

Completing the top 5 Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs are Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran’s “Peru,” at No. 2; Wizkid’s “Essence,” featuring Justin Bieber and Tems, at No. 3; Omah Lay and Bieber’s’ “Attention,” at No. 4; and Tems’ “Free Mind,” at No. 5.

Meanwhile, CKay closes out the top 10 with his 2022 release “Emiliana,” which comes in at No. 10. He’s one of seven acts to have two songs in the top ten, and five others have three or more hits. Tems tops the poll with eight responses, highlighted by her guest appearance on Wizkid’s “Essence” and her own “Free Mind.”

Wizkid comes in second with six chart appearances. Davido has three, Rema has four, and Burna Boy has five.

As previously reported, Billboard partnered with a music festival and global brand Afro Nation to launch the first-ever United States-based chart for Afrobeats music.

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