NSG crowned Number 1 on the first ever Official Afrobeats Chart: "Thank you for the recognition"

The East London group's track Grandad heads up the first ever Official Afrobeats Chart Top 20.

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."

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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.

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Juanjo Gómez


I have listened to NSG, I was willing to apologize for my previous comment, unfortunately I did not change a word.




it's good to have different charts and a couple launched today, but Sorry didn't listen to that, instead Today was the start of The World First Heritage Charts on United DJ's With Doctor Fox from 1-3pm UK Time, classic stars with new & Fresh Songs


Paul Anthony Searle


Absolute pulp! We do not need yet another chart for such an underground specialist genre. Hardly any of these tracks will crossover to the mainstream chart because they are so specialist and underground. At the end of the day these are just sub genres of rap and hip hop and there is already enough of that contaminating the charts. We don't need more of this pulp. This is a very specialist area indeed and should remain that way. What we need more of are actual pop songs and indie / rock. Songs with longevity and not this instantly forgotten tuneless . Songs that will be remembered for years not hours.


Torben Keller Schmidt


Right on the spot, Paul. “Contaminating” being the keyword.


Geoffrey Etoru


I mean I get your point if not needing it but music is music and pretty much paul you aren't the gatekeeper of what is music so to call it timeless is just abit ignorant tbh, people who like the genre, which is alot of people will remember the songs so u need to pipe down and get of your high horse, not everything has to be tuned to your taste, and at the end of the day rap and hiphop are the most popular genres along with rnb right now if u want pop indie and rock go listen to it nobody is stopping u is a chart position really that important to you?




Your comments is pointless and useless just like you.

So indie, rock and pop is the song in the world that only matter?

Don't ever hate on what you don't don't understand




Thank you joor...


Paul Anthony Searle


thank you Torben x at least i'm not alone in thinking that what we need are actual songs that will be remembered in ten years time and not all this instantlry forgetable rap .