Burna Boy has shared the tracklist and announced the release date for his new album, titled Twice As Tall.
The Nigerian singer-songwriter's fifth album is out this Friday (Aug. 14) and features Stormzy and Coldplay's Chris Martin among the 15-song tracklist. The collection follows last year's Grammy-nominated African Giant.
Update (Aug. 14): Listen to Twice As Tall below:
Twice As Tall is executive-produced by Diddy, Bosede Ogulu, and Burna Boy. The record includes recent single Wonderful, while production includes contributions from Nigeria’s Spaceship Collective, Mike Dean, Telz, Timbaland, Jae5, and more.
Mostly recorded in Lagos during lockdown, the record is described in a press release as "a beautiful mélange of sounds... a pure, unapologetic African body of work [that] boasts of a global contemporary sound that is for everyone."
Twice As Tall tracklist
Level Up (Twice As Tall) [feat. Youssou N’Dour]
Way Too Big
Naughty By Nature [feat. Naughty By Nature]
No Fit Vex
Time Flies [feat. Sauti Sol]
Monsters You Made [feat. Chris Martin]
Wetin Dey Sup
Real Life [feat. Stormzy]
Bank On It
Burna Boy recently released My Oasis with Sam Smith and, in March, put out the track Odogwu, neither of which feature on the record.
Burna Boy's Wonderful is currently in the Top 5 on the Official Afrobeats Chart, a new weekly Top 20 showcasing the fast-rising Afrobeats scene in the UK.
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Just three weeks into the Official UK Afrobeats Chart and we have ANOTHER new Number 1! Congratulations @masterkgsa and @nomcebo_zikode - Jerusalema is officially the biggest Afrobeats track of the week in the UK. Plus check out the big new entry from @maleekberry. Link in bio for the Top 20 in full. ■ ■ #afrobeats #afrobeatschart #masterKG #nomcebozikode #jerusalema #burnaboy #afronation #maleekberry #oneacen #ayanakamura #nsg
Discussing the chart in an interview with NME, Burna described the chart as "a good step,” adding: "There’s a genre from Africa that is now accepted worldwide to the point where it can have its own chart in mainstream United Kingdom."
Referring to the debate surrounding what constitutes as Afrobeats, he said: "It’s something that has to be done carefully. You can’t start an Afrobeats chart and not come to Nigeria!"
The Official Afrobeats Chart has been developed in conjunction with Afro Nation, who assist on identifying which songs fall into the Afrobeats genre. Genre coding is applied to the material itself, rather the artist, as artists frequently move between different genres across their career.
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