Media outlet Billboard unveiled the top afrobeats artists and songs of 2023 based on data from the US Afrobeats songs chart.

The list had some of the biggest names in Nigeria and other African countries hold a position on the charts. The chart did not focus only on songs released in 2023 but also on songs that have continued to make impacts on their charts regardless of the release date for the entire year. 9 of the top 10 are from Nigeria with only Libianca making it to the chart as the non-Nigerian artiste.

Top 10 Afrobeats Artists of 2023
Burna Boy topped the list of the Afrobeats artists of 2023, according to Billboard, with artists such as Wizkid, Tems and Libianca holding a slot on the charts without releasing an album or an EP for the year 2023. Two of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Record artistes, Rema and Ayra Starr made the list while YBNL’s Asake keep getting the accolades as he earns a eighth spot.

Here are the top 10 afrobeats artists of 2023:

1. Burna Boy

2. Rema

3. Tems

4. Libianca

5. Wizkid

6. Ayra Starr

7. CKay

8. Asake

9. Davido

10. Oxlade


Top 10 Afrobeats Songs of 2023
Rema topped the Top Afrobeats songs chart released by Billboard with his hit song Calm Down, with Tems holding the highest number of spots on the chart with Higher, Free Mind and Essence.

Here is the full list below:

1. Calm Down

2. People

3. Free Mind

4. Essence

5. Last Last

6. Love Nwantiti

7. Rush

8. Peru

9. Higher

10. Ku Lo Sa

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