Sensational Nigerian Afrobeats musician, Davido, has officially reached over a billion streams on all digital platforms with his album, A Good Time, Columbia Records United Kingdom has revealed.
The album which was released in December 2019, featured guest appearances from Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Dremo, Peruzzi, Popcaan, Zlatan, Yonda, Wurld, and Naira Marley.
Davido also enlisted Speroach Beatz, Tekno, Shizzi, Kiddominant, P2J, London on da Track, Fresh VDM, Seyi, Teekay Witty, Ray Keys, and Vstix to produce the album.
‘A Good Time’ and two other singles, ‘Blow my Mind’ featuring Chris Brown and ‘Risky’, have now gone platinum.
The latter, which featured Jamaican dancehall act, Popcaan, went double platinum.
An album or a track goes platinum once it has hit a certain number of sales.
The exact number of album sales required to go platinum varies from country to country, depending on the population.
In the United States, platinum certification means that an album has sold one million copies or that a single has sold two million copies.
Diamond means a U.S. sale of more than 10 million units for a single title.
Davido was also presented with a certification by Sony Music West Africa (SMWA) all after the three projects went platinum.
In September 2019, Wizkid had emerged the most streamed African artiste in history with over 4 billion streams on all digital platforms.
The streams also included features cuts across streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Deezer, and SoundCloud.
Fans now await the release of his forthcoming third album A Better Time, though its official release date is yet to be announced. It’s been an eventful year for the artist, who was forced to cancel his highly-anticipated North American tour at the beginning of the year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.