2020: Davido’s international strides, awards









Superstar singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has continued to make giant strides, not only in Africa, but in the international music space as well.

In 2020, his album, A Better Time, featured top American artistes, Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby, and the collaborations were praised by fans and critics alike.

The singer’s highlights of 2020 include

Certifications

Davido’s 2017 hit song, Fall, attained ‘Gold’ status in the United States of America and Canada for selling over 500,000 units and 40,000 units in both countries respectively. In South Africa, his previous album, A Good Time, went double Platinum. His songs, Blow My Mind (2X Platinum); Fall (4X Platinum), Risky (Platinum). A Better Time also became the first African album to have one billion streams.


Awards

Davido won several awards in 2020, including Soundcity’s ‘Digital Artiste Of The Year’, and Sama’s ‘Rest Of Africa Album’ award. He was nominated in three categories of The African Muzik Magazine Awards 2020. He also got a nomination in the ‘The Best African Act’ category of the Music of Black Origin Awards. At the MTV Africa Music Awards, he was nominated for the ‘Artiste of the Year’ award. This is even as he notched seven nominations at the 14th Headies Awards, and was nominated in four categories of the African Entertainment Awards, USA.


Other achievements

Six of Davido’s songs were ‘Top 10 Hits’ on Nigeria’s Apple Music and Itunes Chart. His 2017 song, Fia, also became the fastest music video to have over one million views in seven hours and the fastest music video to record over three million views in 24 hours.

In addition to this, he was featured on four international albums and five local albums. His new album, A Better Time, debuted at #170 on Billboard 200 chart. He had two songs― Fem and Holy Ground― that debuted at ‘Top 30’ on USA Itunes, peaking at #19 and #30 respectively. The same album peaked at #1 on Apple Music in 21 countries.


New house

He moved from his Lekki house to his newly built Banana Island house (also in Lagos). Though his fiancée tested positive for coronavirus shortly after they returned from a trip, she soon recovered and the couple seems to still be very much in love.

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