Ayra Starr makes history as first Nigerian female artist on Billboard 200

Talented singer Ayra Starr has carved her name in music history by becoming the first Nigerian female artist to appear on the prestigious U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart. Her groundbreaking achievement was realized through the success of her second studio album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, which impressively entered the chart at number 195 on Monday.

Ayra Starr makes history as first Nigerian female artist on Billboard 200

This monumental accomplishment highlights Ayra Starr’s role as a pioneering figure in the Nigerian music industry, creating a path for future generations of female artists to follow.

Billboard charts announced the news on Twitter:

“Debuts on this week’s #Billboard200:

No. 2, @ATEEZofficial Golden Hour: Part.1 (EP)

No. 5, @ShaboozeysJeans Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going

No. 17, @themarias Submarine

No. 102, @crowdermusic The Exile

No. 169, @carinleonofi Boca Chueca, Vol. 1

No. 195, @ayrastarr The Year I Turned 21”

Ayra Starr’s album, “The Year I Turned 21,” has made history in various ways. It is the first album by a female Nigerian artist to enter the UK Official Album chart, debuting at No. 80. Additionally, it also debuted at No. 72 on the French Album chart.

Although Burna Boy’s “Love, Damini” remains the highest-charting Nigerian album in the U.S., reaching No. 14, “Love, Damini” is also the first Nigerian album to reach No. 1 on the UK album chart.

This milestone firmly establishes Ayra Starr as a trailblazer in the global music scene, setting new standards and opening doors for Nigerian artists worldwide.

Here is the original tweet from Billboard announcing her debut:


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