Afrofusion superstar Burna Boy dropped a new visual to his single “Pull Up,” off his recently released album African Giant via Bad Habit/Atlantic Records. The visual was directed by Meji Alabi and produced by Jimi Adesanya.
Recently named as an Apple Music “Up Next” artist, Burna Boy made his U.S. network television debut earlier this summer with an incendiary live performance – presented in partnership with Apple Music’s “Up Next” program – on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, streaming HERE. In addition, an exclusive “Apple Music Up Next: Burna Boy” documentary is streaming nowHERE. Burna Boy followed up his network television debut with an interview and performance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, streaming HERE.
AFRICAN GIANT features a series of extraordinary singles, including “On The Low,” “Gbona,” “Dangote,” and “Anybody.” The latter track received wide-ranging acclaim upon its arrival last month, with Pitchfork raving, “Burna Boy’s ‘Anybody’ feels like summer…the smooth melody provides an excitable warmth, and the horns sound like Burna Boy went to Haiti to enlist a Kompa band. It’s all part of the diaspora-connecting instrumentation that’s made the Nigerian artist a standout. But his best attribute is still his vocal versatility. On ‘Anybody,’ (Burna Boy) commands the same amount of attention whether he’s humming or speeding it up for a smooth-talking rap verse.” Fellow stars Rhianna and Elton John have also taken interest in Burna Boy, watch HERE!
Burna Boy recently revealed his contribution to the Beyoncé-produced Lion King album The Gift with his smooth flowing single “JA ARA E.” Following on the heels of this release, Burna was featured in BILLBOARD highlighting his success story. A 2019 BET Award winner for “Best International Act,” Burna Boy will celebrate AFRICAN GIANT with a major U.S. headline tour. “The African Giant Returns Tour” begins August 9th at Toronto, ON’s Rebel and then travels through late September. For complete details and ticket availability, please visitwww.onaspaceship.com.
Burna Boy is among contemporary African music’s brightest new stars and creator of an enigmatic new genre he simply dubs “Afrofusion.” Born Damini Ogulu in Port Harcourt City, Nigeria, the gifted singer-songwriter has released a long series of EPs, singles, mixtapes, and albums including 2018’s extraordinary OUTSIDE. The award-winning collection proved Burna Boy’s U.S. breakthrough, debuting at #3 on Billboard’s “Reggae Albums” chart, fueled in part by the blockbuster single/video, “Ye,” joined by an official video streaming HERE.
Hailed by The FADER for “(mixing) pop, dancehall, and Afrobeats into its own unique thing,” Burna Boy was recently featured in YouTube’s “Artist Spotlight Series,” streaming HERE. The Nigerian superstar also united with DJDS for the collaborative EP, STEEL & COPPER, available via On A Spaceship/Our Bad Habit/Atlantic Records/Loma Vista Recordings HERE. Burna Boy has collaborated with a variety of his fellow worldwide stars, including Fall Out Boy, Lily Allen, Major Lazer, and Dave, to name but a few.
AFRICAN GIANT AVAILABLE TODAY VIA BAD HABIT/ATLANTIC RECORDS
THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR 2019
16 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
17 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
4 – Denver, CO – Summit
8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
15 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore Silver Spring
20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
20 – Brussels, BE – Palais 12
24 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
3 – London, UK – The SSE Arena
6 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
9 – Leicester, UK – O2 Academy
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