Congratulations to NSG, who claim the first Number 1 on the first ever Official Afrobeats Chart with Grandad.
The summer jam, which features on the East London group's debut mixtape Roots (released in June), is officially the UK's biggest Afrobeats track this week.
Celebrating the landmark Number 1, NSG told OffcialCharts.com: "Thank you for the recognition of our impact on the scene. We appreciate it and all fans of NSG, more hits to come."
We really appreciate this, we’ve been pushing the Afrobeat movement from our very first song we released ‘Whine and Kotch Afrobeat Remix’ and hard work and consistency does pay off, BIG UP WIZKID who is one of our biggest inspirations and shoutout DARKOO the future superstar 🖤🙏🏾 https://t.co/CtAjJgQ6uE— Area Boyz (@NSG) July 26, 2020
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NSG score a second entry on the new Top 20 with Lupita at Number 5. The six-piece group unveiled new visuals for the track earlier this week.
Rising star Darkoo opens at Number 2 with her latest track, the uplifting, feel-good Kryptonite - the follow-up to her massive breakout hit Gangsta with One Acen. Read our new interview with the South London star here.
WizKid's brand-new song Smile ft. H.E.R opens at Number 3, and Burna Boy's celebratory Wonderful is at Number 4.
Elsewhere in the first-ever Top 20, Nigerian singer and rapper Rema boasts two entries with Woman (6) and Ginger Me (10), Tiwa Savage opens at 11 with Dangerous Love, and Naira Marley's As E Dey Go is at 16.
The first ever Official Afrobeats Chart was unveiled with a special show on BBC Radio 1xtra hosted by Eddie Kadi, Shopsy Doo, Danai Mavunga and P Montana.
The Top 20 is based on Official Charts Company data, which pulls in UK sales and streaming data from over 9,000 outlets, incorporating audio and video streams, downloads and physical sales.
The weekly Top 20, initiated by Afro Nation, shines a spotlight on Afrobeats artists enjoying success in the UK, where the scene has been thriving for the best part of a decade.The chart is described as a landmark moment for a genre whose growing influence on popular music culture is exploding across the globe.