Ayra Starr becomes first female Nigerian artiste to debut on Billboard 200 Album chart

Ayra Starr has made history as the first Nigerian female artist to appear on the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart.

Her remarkable achievement was driven by the success of her second studio album, ‘The Year I Turned 21,’ which impressively debuted at number 195 on the chart on Monday.

The ‘Sabi girl’ crooner has continued to successfully solidifies her status as a trailblazer in the Nigerian music industry.

Billboard charts tweeted

“Debuts on this week’s #Billboard200:

No. 2, @ATEEZofficial Golden Hour : Part.1 (EP)

No. 5, @ShaboozeysJeans Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going

No. 17, @themarias Submarine

No. 102, @crowdermusic The Exile

No. 169, @carinleonofi Boca Chueca, Vol. 1

No. 195, @ayrastarr The Year I Turned 21,” Billboard charts tweeted.

Ayra Starr’s album is also the first album by a female Nigerian artist to enter the UK Official Album chart, debuting at No. 80. Additionally, it debuted at No. 72 on the French Album chart.

It is however worth noting that Burna Boy’s “Love, Damini” remains the highest-charting Nigerian album in the U.S., reaching No. 14.

The album is also the first Nigerian album to reach No. 1 on the UK album chart.

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