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    Billboard to launch first US Afrobeats chart

    illboard has teamed with Afro Nation, a global Afrobeats brand, to launch the first-ever Afrobeats music chart in the United States.

    On March 29, the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart will be available on Billboard.com.

    The charts will rate the top 50 most popular Afrobeats songs in the country using a weighted algorithm that includes official streams from prominent audio and video music services on both subscription and ad-supported tiers, as well as download sales from top music shops.

    Billboard to launch first US Afrobeats chart, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    Billboard is excited to collaborate with Afro Nation on the launch of the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart,”

    “As with much of the world, Afrobeats has grown tremendously as a genre in America and we are proud to showcase the top songs and artists with this new weekly ranking.” says Billboard’s SVP of Charts and Development, Silvio Pietroluongo.

    The Afrobeats movement’s sounds and influences grew in popularity in the United States during the 2010s, thanks to artists like Beyoncé and Drake, and now the genre has produced some of the most successful songs of the decade, including Wizkid’s “Essence” featuring Tems, CKay’s “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah),” and Fireboy DML’s “Peru.”

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