GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Burna Boy lived up to his name with a firey, show-stopping performance of his sold-out “One Night In Space” concert at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden. As part of the historic event – with Burna Boy becoming the first Nigerian musician to ever headline the renowned venue – and after hinting at it earlier this week on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the African Giant announced on stage his forthcoming third studio album, ‘Love, Damini,’ which is set to release for his 31st birthday in July.
Burna Boy also performed an unreleased track featuring a sample of Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough” at last night’s show. Another incredible highlight included a surprise guest performance from legendary Senegalese singer, Youssou N’Dour.
Burna Boy is also set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on May 15th in Las Vegas. Preceding his performance, he will lead “The Explosion of Afro-Fusion” discussion at Billboard MusicCon, artists leading discussions include Latto, DJ Khaled, Pharrell Williams, French Montana and more.
One Night In Space follows Burna Boy’s sold out debut at LA’s The Hollywood Bowl, electrifying performances at 2021 Global Citizen Festival and The Governor’s Ball, as well as sold out international shows at London’s O2 Arena, Paris’ Accor Arena, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome and more venues around the globe, as part of his 2021 Space Drift tour.
The groundbreaking Afro-Fusion artist’s 2020 fifth studio album TWICE AS TALL proved an immediate sensation, earning more than 5M worldwide streams within its first hour of release. Fueled by such singles as “Wonderful,” “Monsters You Made (Feat. Chris Martin), “Real Life (Feat. Stormzy),” and “23,” TWICE AS TALL – which features additional collaborations with Youssou N’Dour, Sauti Sol, and Naughty by Nature – debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “US World Albums” chart while receiving unprecedented worldwide critical acclaim. Among its countless accolades, TWICE AS TALL received the 2021 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Global Music Album,” having already made history as the first time a Nigerian artist received back-to-back nominations in the category (following 2019’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated AFRICAN GIANT). TWICE AS TALL was also named among 2020’s very best by a wide span of global publications, including The New York Times, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, British GQ, NME, Pitchfork, Vice, and Uproxx, to name but a few.
2021 has seen Burna Boy join forces with diverse fellow artists for collaborations such as “I Feel It (Feat. Burna Boy)” with Jon Bellion; “Want It All” featuring Polo G, “Question” ft Don Jazzy, and Becky G x Burna Boy’s “Rotate,” featured in Pepsi’s global football campaign “Music Keeps Us Fizzing.” The African Giant also allied with Justin Bieber on the 8x GRAMMY® nominated album Justice and with 9x GRAMMY® Award-nominee Sia for “Hey Boy (Feat. Burna Boy);” available now via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic HERE; which arrived alongside an eye-popping animated video, directed by Rafatoon (Katy Perry, Deftones, Savage X Fenty) and now boasting over 21M individual views at YouTube HERE.