Tope Alabi, Don Moen, Steve Crown and Mercy Chinwo tops boomplay chart for 2019.
Largest music streaming and download platform in Nigeria (Africa) Boomplay has released its chart for the year 2019 comprising of all their achievements from users garnered to the amount of streams and who/where the streams came from. From the streams geographically Nigeria has the highest number and the top streamers where male and age wise the highest streamers where aged 18-24.
It is worthy to note that gospel music topped most of the charts and in other charts gospel music was well recognized. Prior to now, Gospel music has been seen to be unsellable and not usually streamed or downloaded but with the release of this chart from reputable media platform that opinion has once again been nullified.
In the category of MOST STREAMED SONGS IN NIGERIA, Tope Alabi topped the chart with the song YES AND AMEN, Steve Crown got the third spot with the song YOU ARE YAHWEH while Tope Alabi again got the ninth spot with her song YOU ARE WORTHY topping the likes of Kizz Daniel, Naira Marley, Davido and Burna Boy.
In the category of MOST STREAMED INTERNATIONAL ARTIST, international worship leader with lot of songs and hyms to his name Don Moen held the number one position thereby topping the chart against Ed Sheran, Nikki Minaj, Akon, Cardi B etc
In the MOST STREAMED NIGERIAN ARTIST ALBUMS category, Tope Alabi yet again held the number one with the album YES AND AMEN, Spirit of Light by TY Bello and Tope Alabi got the number 4 spot while David G got number seven with the album YAHWEH.
In the MOST STREAMED ALBUMS (NIGERIAN ARTIST EXCLUDED) Ghanaian praise and worship leader who happens to be a Pastor Sonnie Badu held the fourth position with the album COLORS OF AFRICA LIVE IN LONDON.
When it got to the MOST STREAMED NIGERIAN ARTIST, Tope Alabi, Mercy Chinwo and Steve Crown held three different spots. Tope Alabi is the second most streamed artist on the platform, EeZee Conceptz art Mercy Chinwo is the ninth most streamed Nigerian artist and Steve Crown held the Tenth position.
Still on the MOST STREAMED ARTIST but this section excluding NIGERIAN ARTISTS Sonnie Badu held the flag of the gospel flying high as he happens to be the fourth most streamed ARTIST (NIGERIAN ARTS EXCLUDED).
When you talk about the MOST STREAMED SONG IN 2019, Don Moen song I JUST WANT TO BE WHERE YOU ARE was the eighth most streamed song in Nigeria. Excluding Nigerian arts from this section, Sonnie Badu yet again claimed two positions number four and five. Number four with the reprise of the song BABA and number five with another of his BIGGER GOD.
From the review of all categories, there was no category where the gospel wasn’t found or didn’t make an impact so next time you hear that gospel music don’t do well quickly refer them to this post and this chart. Well 2019 is over we’re looking forward to a prosperous 2020 and I strongly believe that the gospel will be coming with a strong wave to take over.