Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album has left the Billboard World Albums chart after spending one hundred and nine weeks (109) in it. It was the first afrobeats album to achieve this feat. In hindsight that’s roughly two years on the chart. Billboard World Album chart comprises the week’s most popular albums, based on multi-metric consumption blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming (audio + video) equivalent albums. Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album is one of the best Afrobeats albums to have come out in the last decade.
Made In Lagos which many believe to have altered the soundscape in Nigeria brought some remarkable success to Wizkid and afrobeats as a whole. Spending that much on a chart is laudable – a continental record of 109 weeks. Wizkid followed Made In Lagos album with More Love, Less Ego which is out on all DSPs.
Made In Lagos Achievements Across Borders
Wizkid’s Made In Lagos made history by becoming the first afrobeats album to achieve gold status – selling two hundred thousand (200,000) units of an album in the United States. It went on to receive a silver plaque in the United Kingdom. It is beyond remarkable, a boy from Surulere, Lagos did that.
Not long ago Made In Lagos became certified gold in Canada – that’s fourty thousand (40,000) units sold. Without mincing words, Wizkid’s Made In Lagos has seen enormous success and in comparison to his peers; Davido, and Burna Boy they haven’t made a project like that yet.
Wizkid’s Made In Lagos Essence
The success of Made In Lagos is synonymous with Essence, a song in which Wizkid featured Tems. Essence is considered the most successful afrobeats song of all time. It’s triple-platinum – selling one million units three times – success in the United States backs this claim.
Outside the United States, it has topped many charts; from the United Kingdom to Canada. It topped Apple Music, Spotify, Boomplay chart, etc. Essence’s success prompted Justin Bieber—US popstar to request a remix. A remix that later made it in Made In Lagos Deluxe.