Between August 14, 2020 and August 28, 2020, Nigerian artists, Burna Boy [‘Twice As Tall,’ Aug. 14], Fireboy [‘Apollo’ Aug. 20], Adekunle Gold [‘Afro-pop Vol. 1’ Aug. 21], Tiwa Savage [‘Celia’ Aug. 28] and Patoranking [‘Three’ Aug. 28] released their respective albums.

As Pulse Nigeria and with the aid of Nigeria’s foremost charting platform, TurnTable Charts, we have decided to analyse the first week numbers of these Nigerian artists across Audiomack, YouTube, iTunes and Boomplay. This analysis will also examine the highest charting positions of songs on those albums on Apple Music and iTunes.

That 14-day period was one of the busiest weeks in Nigerian music over the course of 2020. Burna Boy's Twice As Tall has been left off this analysis because his numbers are an outlier.

ALSO READ: Adekunle Gold - Afro Pop Vol. 1 [Album Review]

Shazam and positions of songs off those albums on TurnTable Charts’s Airplay Charts will also be considered.

Before we go ahead, here are Pulse Nigeria's ratings of all the albums;

Fireboy [Apollo] - 7.6 [Victory]

Adekunle Gold [Afro Pop Vol. 1] - 7.6 [Victory]

Patoranking [Three] - 7.0 [Victory]

Tiwa Savage [Celia] - 6.4 [Victory]

Here is a breakdown of the numbers;

Boomplay

Album Boomplay numbers
Apollo 3.5M – 997k = 2.503 million streams (999k from first-day of release [Apollo was released on Thursday]
Afro Pop Vol 1 753k + 90k from clean version = 843k streams
Celia 462k + (50k from singles) = 512k streams
THREE 819k streams

ALSO READ: Tiwa Savage - Celia [Album Review]

YouTube

Album YouTube Numbers
Fireboy DML 393k
Adekunle Gold 258k
Patoranking 298k
Tiwa Savage 230k

Audiomack

Album Audiomack Numbers
Fireboy [Apollo] 11,525,000
Adekunle Gold [Afro Pop Vol.] 4,815,000
Tiwa Savage [Celia] 3,164,000
Patoranking [Three] 2,599,000

ALSO READ: Fireboy DML - Apollo [Album Review]

Peak Position of songs on Apple Music Charts

Apollo - Top Songs

  • Champion – No. 13 
  • Tattoo – No. 16
  • Eli – No. 20 
  • Spell – No. 21 
  • Afar – No. 23 
  • Airplane – No. 25 
  • Lifestyle – No. 30 
  • Go Away – No. 31 
  • Shade – No. 35 
  • Favourite Song – No. 36 
  • Dreamer – No. 45 
  • 24 – No. 49
  • Sound – No. 50  

Afro Pop Vol 1 - Top Songs

  • AG Baby – No. 19 
  • Pretty Girl – No. 26 
  • Something Different – No. 34 
  • Sabina – No. 39
  • Okay – No. 41 

Celia - Top Songs

  • Koroba – No. 28 
  • Park Well – No. 33 

THREE - Top Songs

  • Abule – No. 14 

iTunes

Apollo's Top Songs on iTunes

  • Tattoo – No. 13 

Afro Pop Vol 1's Top Songs on iTunes

  • AG Baby – No. 5 
  • Pretty Girl – No. 27 

Celia's Top Songs on iTunes

  • Koroba – No. 20 

THREE's Top Songs on iTunes

  • Abule – No. 2 

ALSO READ: Patoranking - THREE [Album Review]

Radio

Note: This is based on the impeccable charting analyses of music consumption of music on Nigerian radio as provided by TurnTable Charts.

Apollo's Top 50 Entries on Top Airplay Chart during first week of release

  • Eli – No. 24 
  • Spell – No. 33 
  • Tattoo – No. 50 

Afro Pop Vol. 1's Top 50 Entries on Top Airplay Chart during first week of release

  • AG Baby – No. 8 
  • Pretty Girl – No. 27 

Shazam

Apollo's Top Songs on Shazam during first week of release

  • Eli – No. 28 
  • Champion – No. 56 
  • Tattoo – No. 57 

Afro Pop Vol 1's Top Songs on Shazam during first week of release

  • AG Baby – No. 10 
  • Something Different – No. 33 
  • Pretty Girl – No. 61 

Celia's Top Songs on Shazam during first week of release

  • Koroba – No. 12 
  • Dangerous Love – No. 75 

THREE's Top Songs on Shazam during first week of release

  • Abule – No. 2 

You can see some of weekly chart positions of Nigerian songs on streaming platforms, Nigerian radio, TV channels, Shazam, iTunes, Triller and more on TurnTable Charts.