AFROBEATS CHART TO LAUNCH THIS WEEK!
Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Over the past year, J Hus has claimed the title of the biggest Afrobeats artist in the UK.
Based on sales of data and streaming, and followed NSG and Burna Boy, the genre will finally have its own chart. Tune in on Sunday to BBC Radio 1Xtra to listen to the official UK Afrobeats Top 20.
Who will be number 1?
Initiated by Afro Nation and compiled by the Official Charts Company, the new Top 20 will be a weekly rundown, highlighting the ever-growing Afrobeats scene in the UK.
Mark Strippel, 1Xtra's head of programmes said the chart was "much-needed and long overdue."
Dominating radio and playlists, Afrobeats has transcended, with UK artists growing in their own sound (Afroswing/Afro bashment) from its origins in West Africa.