Written by 1.02010 on July 11, 2023
Burna Boy continues his historic run on his world tour, packing arenas worldwide. Following his historic show in the UK, the Afrobeats artists create history stateside as the first African artist to sell out a stadium in the U.S.
The “Last Last” hitmaker performed in front of a packed audience at the Citi Field in Queens, NY, on Saturday (July 8), filling out a reported 41,000 seats as record numbers of fans came out to see him perform, Vanguard reported. In April this year, Burna created history as the first Nigerian artist to headline a U.S. Stadium tour.
The Nigerian artist, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, also brought out UK rapper Dave as well as his sister to perform at the sold-out show in the Big Apple. During his set, Burna Boy performed his biggest hits, including “Last Last,” “Common Person,” “Ye,” “For My Hand,” his new song “Stiin’ On Top Of The World” with 21 Savage, and performed a snippet of an unreleased song “Big 7.”
Burna Boy has been having the best year of his career, transcending to the top of the Afrobeats genre, making himself one of the most streamed and most sought-after artists on the planet when it comes to touring.