Burna Boy Breaks New Ground, Becomes First African Artiste to Sell Out U.S. Stadium
Nigerian superstar Burna Boy made history once again on Saturday, July 8, when he became the first African artist to sell out a U.S. stadium.
The 41,800-seat Citi Field in Queens, New York, was packed to capacity for Burna Boy’s electrifying performance, which featured songs from his acclaimed albums, including Love Damini, Twice As Tall, African Giant, and Outside. In April 2022, Burna Boy also became the first Nigerian artist in history to headline Madison Square Garden
Burna Boy also treated the audience to a sneak peek of his upcoming music, which is sure to be a hit with fans. Performing at the event was Burna Boy’s sister, Nissi who gave an opening rendition at the concert. The excitement in the air reached a fever pitch when Burna Boy invited British rapper Dave to the stage for a joint performance of their collaboration, “Location.”
The crowd erupted into cheers as the two artists took their places, and the energy in the room was palpable. Notable celebrities like SZA and Busta Rhymes were among the attendees, adding to the star-studded ambiance.
Burna Boy’s performance at Citi Field was a momentous occasion that cemented his status as a global music icon. His ability to transcend borders and captivate diverse audiences is a testament to the power and influence of African music on the international stage.