Nose LengthHis historic show at the London Stadium on June 3 will air on Apple Music Live on Wednesday, June 19.
British music stars Stormzy, J Hus and Dave as well as Jamaican singer Popcaan joined Burna Boy for the first time an African artist played the lead role of a stadium show in the UK, creating an atmosphere of celebration and unity. .
Burna Boy said in a statement, “I had an unforgettable experience performing at the London Stadium. The energy from the crowd was unmatched and I am grateful to all my fans for their unwavering support. Being on Apple Music Live is an incredible opportunity to share this historic moment with my fans around the world. “I’m excited to see everyone witness the magic we created that night. Special thanks to Apple Music for capturing the performance and putting it on.”
The monumental London Stadium show precedes the “Last Last” singer’s final victory as the first African artist to sell a stadium show in the United States and fill 41,000 seats at New York’s Citi Field Stadium on 8 July.
As African music continues to make waves around the world, Burna Boy remains at the forefront of the Afrobeats genre. He is the most streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music worldwide and the most streamed artist in Nigeria. Burna Boy sampled and interpolated Brandy’s 1998 hit of the same name on her latest single, “Sittin on Top of the World,” and also added elements from oni Braxton’s song “He Wasn’t Man Enough” on “Last Last.” created a cross-generational and cross-genre appeal by paying homage to the R&B music that inspired it.
Although Burna Boy released their debut album more than a decade ago, the past 18 months have witnessed his meteoric rise from an Afrobeats powerhouse to a global superstar, as evidenced by their rapidly growing touring success. In April 2022, the Grammy-winning artist became the first Nigerian artist to sell Madison Square Garden with more than 30,000 tickets sold. He then embarked on his first full US arena tour, captivating nearly 15,000 fans on 10 dates each night. In addition to landmark US and UK stadium dates in 2023, Burna Boy shows in Paris and the Netherlands are also sold out, and another Dutch performance is scheduled for July 23 later this month.
“Burna Boy is a force of nature whose global rise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon,” said Ebro Darden, head of global hip-hop and R&B at Apple Music, who met for an interview with Burna Boy in London. It will be released on Apple Music 1 on Tuesday, July 18.
Burna Boy’s sold-out performance at the London Stadium will kick off on Wednesday, July 19 at 12:00 PT on Apple Music and Apple TV+, as well as on the respective TikTok pages of Apple Music and Burna Boy.