Wizkid’s New Album, ‘More Love, Less Ego,’ Earns Second Biggest Opening In Nigeria As ‘Essence’ Goes 3x Platinum
According to Nigeria’s official charts, “Turntable charts,” ‘More Love, Less Ego,’ Wizkid’s fifth studio album had 1.21 million streams on Spotify Nigeria in the first 24 hours of its opening.
However, the album lags behind Burna Boy’s 2022 album ‘Love, Damini,’ which amassed 1.36 million streams on Spotify Nigeria on its opening day.
MLLE also topped Asake’s hugely successful debut album ‘Mr. Money With The Vibes,’ which garnered 992,000 streams on Spotify Nigeria.
The 13-track MLLE comes 2 years after the widely successful album ‘Made In Lagos’ and features superstars like Skepta, Sheensea, Skilibeng, and Naira Marley, as well as fast-rising Nigerian sensation Ayra Starr.
Wizkid debuted on the Spotify Global Artist Chart, appearing at number 128 following the release of “More Love, Less Ego”.
His chart entry reflects his global superstar status and a notable rise in his profile following the release of Made In Lagos, which included the global hit Essence.
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On the other hand, “Essence“, which seems to be one of the singer’s greatest chart-topping singles and features singer Tems, has sold over 3 million units in the United States earning its triple platinum certification.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) website, the under-five-minute track hit the milestone on Friday.
The feat comes around the same time the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer released his highly-anticipated fifth album, More Love, Less Ego.
Wizkid’s four studio albums include Superstar (2011), Ayo (2014), Sounds From The Other Side (2017), and Made In Lagos (2020).