Burna Boy’s new work, Twice as Tall as become an instant hit as it recorded five million streams within an hour of its release.
The album, which is produced by Diddy is expected to outperform Burna Boy’s last year’s album, the African Giant.
Diddy tweeted the release early today with a note to Burna Boy: “CONGRATULATIONS KING @BURNABOY!!!!!!!! #TWICEASTALL”.
Burna Boy and his mom were also part of the production with Diddy, especially as the album was recorded in Lagos, because of coronavirus restrictions.
The album contains 15 tracks, featuring Chris Martin (‘Monsters You Made’), Stormzy (‘Real Life’), Youssou N’Dour (‘Level Up/Twice As Tall’) and Naughty by Nature among many others.
The album also includes contributions from Nigeria’s Spaceship Collective, Mike Dean, Timbaland and others.