Two years later, the remarkable success of Wizkid’s fourth studio album ‘Made In Lagos’ is something that has not been replicated to date. ‘Made In Lagos‘ is an album that has been able to break barriers and also get records, which is why we compiled a list of the five remarkable records of the album and the songs off the album set worldwide.
5. First African Album To Debut On Spotify Global Album Charts
‘Made In Lagos’ had lived up to music fans’ expectations worldwide. Still, nothing prepared fans because the album became the first African Album to make a debut on the charts and in the top 10 position.
The album had debuted in just a week of tracking that took place from 30th October 2020 to 3rd November 2020 at the number 10 position on the charts. The album has surpassed over 371,000,000 streams on Spotify so far.
4. The Highest Charting Nigerian Album On Billboard World Album Charts
Wizkid’s fourth studio album, ‘Made In Lagos,’ hit the number one position in the week of 28th of August 2021 on the Billboard World Album charts to become the highest-charting album on the charts ten months after its release then.
3. The Longest Charting African Album On Billboard World Album Charts
‘Made In Lagos’ has spent a total of 102 weeks on the Billboard world album charts. The figure might not sound shocking, but Wizkid had actually tied a 27-year-old record held by the legend Cesaria Evora with her album titled ‘Cesaria.’
It had been the longest-charting African Album for 27 years till Wizkid tied the record Monday, February 14, 2022, and surpassed it in the week of the 28th of October, 2022.
2. 1st African And Nigerian Song To Receive Platinum Certification In USA
Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Tems off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album became the first Nigerian and African song to sell over a million copies in the USA. The RIAA certified the song Platinum on Monday, October 4, 2021.
Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ is the only African album also to receive an RIAA certification after the album sold over 500,000 units in the US alone.
1. Highest Charting Nigerian Song On Billboard Hot 100
Wizkid’s ‘Essence‘ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album became the highest-charting Nigerian song on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This was an important feat because the Hot 100 chart is strictly for the USA.