Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, Apple Music Live will offer a live stream of Burna Boy’s historic performance from London Stadium that went down on the 3rd of June.
Burna Boy was joined by British music superstars Stormzy, J Hus, and Dave, as well as the Jamaican singer Popcaan, during the event, which marked the first time an African musician headlined a stadium show in the U.K. An environment of celebration and unity was created.
“I had an unforgettable experience performing at London Stadium,” Burna Boy said in a statement. “The energy from the crowd was unmatched, and I’m grateful to all my fans for their unwavering support. Being featured in Apple Music Live is an incredible opportunity to share this historic moment with my fans worldwide. I’m excited for everyone to witness the magic we created that night. Special thanks to Apple Music for capturing and showcasing the performance.”
The “Last Last” singer recently made history by being the first African performer to sell out a stadium event in the United States, filling 41,000 seats on July 8 at New York’s Citi Field Stadium. The historic London Stadium show came before that accomplishment.
Burna Boy is at the forefront of the Afrobeats genre as African music continues to gain popularity around the world. He is both the most streamed artist in Nigeria and the most streamed Nigerian musician of all time on Apple Music. Burna Boy has created a cross-generational and cross-genre appeal by mixing aspects of Oni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough” into “Last Last,” sampling and interpolating Brandy’s 1998 success of the same name, and sampling and interpolating Brandy’s 1998 smash, “Sittin on Top of the World,” in his most recent single. This is a tribute to the genre-defying artists.
The past 18 months have seen Burna Boy’s sudden climb from an Afrobeats powerhouse to a global celebrity, as indicated by his fast expanding touring accomplishments, even though his debut album was published more than ten years ago. With over 30,000 tickets sold, the Grammy winner made history in April 2022 by becoming the first musician from Nigeria to sell out Madison Square Garden. He then set out on his first comprehensive U.S. stadium tour, mesmerizing close to 15,000 spectators each night over the course of 10 dates. Burna Boy sold out concerts in Paris and the Netherlands in 2023, in addition to his historic stadium appearances in the United States and the United Kingdom. A further Dutch performance is slated for this month on July 23.
“Burna Boy is a force whose ascent around the globe exhibits no signs of abating. On Wednesday, July 19 at 12 p.m. PT, Apple Music and Apple TV+, as well as Apple Music and Burna Boy’s respective TikTok pages, will premiere Burna Boy’s sold-out concert at London Stadium.