Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has been ranked number one on the Billboard US Afrobeats artiste chart for 2023. 


On Tuesday, Billboard released its year-end list for 2023, with a special emphasis on the top Afrobeats songs in the United States.

Burna Boy was followed by Rema, while Tems, Libianca, the Cameroonian songstress, and Wizkid were ranked third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.

“After a second-place finish on the 2022 year-end rankings, Burna Boy avenges his result from 12 months ago (he finished No. 2 last year) and achieves the No. 1 rank on Billboard’s 2023 year-end U.S. Afrobeats Artists chart,” the post reads in part.


“The global superstar captures the top spot thanks to a leading 26 entries during the 2023 chart year (Nov. 19, 2022 – Oct. 21, 2023) on the weekly U.S. Afrobeat Songs chart, which measures the top 50 Afrobeats songs based on a formula blending U.S. sales and streaming activity.”

Below are the top 25 Afrobeats artistes for 2023, according to Billboard:

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Rema
  3. Tems
  4. Libianca
  5. Wizkid
  6. Ayra Starr
  7. CKay
  8. Asake
  9. Davido
  10. Oxlade
  11. Omah Lay
  12. Fireboy DML
  13. Kizz Daniel
  14. Tyla
  15. Master KG
  16. BNXN
  17. Ruger
  18. Musa Keys
  19. Zinoleesky
  20. Pheelz
  21. Victony
  22. Tempoe
  23. Seyi Vibez
  24. Young Jonn
  25. Bayanni

The win for Burna Boy comes a few days after he and Rema made history at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs); becoming the first-ever winners of the newly created Afrobeats Awards.


Burna Boy took home the ‘Top Afrobeats Artiste’ award, edging out fellow Nigerians Wizkid, Rema, and Tems.

Rema, on the other hand, won the ‘Top Afrobeats Song’ award for his global hit ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez, the American singer.

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