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Entertainment - August 15, 2023

Afrobeats Sensation Davido’s Album Timeless Ignites Global Music Scene and Breaks Records

In a triumphant stride forward, Afrobeats megastar Davido has hailed his fourth studio album, “Timeless,” as a transformative force that has redefined his artistic trajectory. Released against the backdrop of personal tragedy, the album not only set the global music landscape ablaze but also propelled Davido’s career into exhilarating new dimensions.

The album’s impact is reminiscent of its name, with its launch during a period when the singer was recovering from the heart-wrenching loss of his son. As the album title suggests, “Timeless” has proven to be an eternal milestone in Davido’s career.

An Endorsement of Artistry

Recently, in response to a query by PopBase prompting users to identify albums that have deeply affected their lives, Davido proudly offered up the artwork of his scorching album, “Timeless.” The response was a testament to the deep connection he shares with the musical project.

Setting Records Ablaze

Unveiled on March 31, 2023, the 17-track opus has etched its name in the annals of music history through a series of groundbreaking accomplishments. It claimed the title for the highest number of pre-orders ever by an African artist, eclipsing the previous record held by Burna Boy’s Grammy-winning album, “Twice as Tall.”

Global Dominance on Apple Music

In a mere eight days from its release, “Timeless” shattered records on Apple Music’s global platform. It laid claim to the coveted accolade of being the most-streamed African album on its first day, affirming its worldwide appeal. An astounding nine tracks from the album concurrently occupied spots on Apple Music’s Global Daily Top 100, a feat that further underscored the album’s unprecedented success.

Moreover, the album surged to Number Two on Apple Music’s US Albums chart, thereby etching a new benchmark for an African album’s global acclaim. Impressively, “Timdeless” also achieved the distinction of the African album with the highest number of simultaneous Number One entries on Apple Music’s albums chart.

Streaming Supremacy on Audiomack and Spotify

Audiomack, the esteemed music streaming platform, also chimed in, reporting an astounding 12 million streams within the first 24 hours of the album’s release. This remarkable achievement positioned “Timeless” as the most-streamed album ever on Audiomack, a testament to its undeniable allure.

Spotify, the renowned music streaming service, echoed this sentiment. It confirmed that “Timeless” had set a new record for first-day streams on its Nigerian platform, amassing a staggering 4.91 million streams. This achievement eclipsed the prior record held by Burna Boy’s “Love, Damini,” which had amassed 1.36 million streams.

Boomplay Triumphs and Fan Dedication

The album’s record-breaking streak extended to Boomplay, where it garnered an impressive 7.25 million streams on its opening day. This surpassed the previous record held by Burna Boy’s “Love, Damini,” which had amassed 3.38 million streams.

However, “Timeless” is not only about numbers and records; it has struck an emotional chord with fans around the world. The album’s lyrical prowess and resonant melodies have united listeners, elevating it beyond mere statistics.

An Inspiring Fan Journey

One such instance is the inspiring journey of Emmiwuks, a dedicated fan who embarked on a cycling expedition from Benue to Lagos. His mission was to personally deliver a heartfelt gift to Davido in recognition of the album’s impact on both the fan and the larger music community.

In essence, Davido’s album “Timeless” has transcended the boundaries of music, serving as a testament to the power of artistry and resilience. Its meteoric rise in the global music scene, coupled with its heartening impact on listeners, cements its place as a transformative force that will undoubtedly shape the trajectory of Davido’s legacy for years to come.

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