Billboard unveils 2023’s Afrobeats royalty with Burna Boy leading the beat

Billboard has just unveiled its highly anticipated end-of-the-year list for 2023 in a resounding celebration of the rhythmic beats and vibrant melodies that define Afrobeats. The prestigious list not only showcases the top talents but also pays homage to the songs that have been shaking up the music scene.

Topping the charts as the Afrobeats Artist of the Year is none other than the acclaimed Burna Boy. His musical prowess and undeniable influence have earned him the coveted spot, reflecting a stellar year for the Nigerian sensation. Following closely are Rema, Tems and Libianca, all securing their places in the limelight without the release of a full album or EP in 2023.

Here’s the definitive rundown of the Top 10 Afrobeats Artists of 2023:

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Rema
  3. Tems
  4. Libianca
  5. Wizkid
  6. Ayra Starr
  7. CKay
  8. Asake
  9. Davido
  10. Oxlade

But the celebration doesn’t end there. Billboard also dissected the pulse of the Afrobeats genre with its list of the Top 10 Afrobeats Songs of 2023. Rema’s “Calm Down” claimed the top spot, asserting its dominance over the airwaves. Tems, with her tracks “Higher,” “Free Mind,” and the infectious “Essence,” showcased her prowess by securing multiple positions on the coveted chart.

Here’s the complete lineup of the chart-topping Afrobeats anthems:

  1. Calm Down
  2. People
  3. Free Mind
  4. Essence
  5. Last Last
  6. Love Nwantiti
  7. Rush
  8. Peru
  9. Higher
  10. Ku Lo Sa

As we bid farewell to 2023, the resounding beats and soulful tunes of Afrobeats continue to echo triumphantly, leaving an indelible mark on the global music landscape.

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