Entertainment of Monday, 30 December 2019
It has been a standout year for Burna Boy who has won several awards and sold out venues across the globe. The icing on the cake for the ‘African Giant’, however, will be securing a spot on Barack Obama’s favorite songs for the year.
The former president of the United States has released his list of 35 favorite songs of 2019 and occupying the 6th position is ‘Anybody’ – the second song on the ‘African Giant’ album.
“From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick,” a tweet from Mr. Obama, Tuesday, announcing his favorite songs read.
‘African Giant’ which is Burna Boy’s fourth album was released in July 2019. The highly rated 19 track album made it into the Best World Album category of the 62nd Grammy Awards.
It is made up of great collaborations including U.K. R&B singer and 2019 Best New Artist Nominee Jorja Smith, Grammy-nominated R&B crooner Jeremih, Nigerian rapper Zlatan, Jamaican dancehall artist Serani, Ghanaian singer/songwriter/rapper M.anifest, Grammy-winning trap hero Future and West Coast rap champ YG.
In November, the 28-year-old won the Best African Act at the MTV EMA Awards. He also won the Best International Act at the BET awards in June this year.
Burna Boy was among the big international acts to play Coachella 2019.
From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick. pic.twitter.com/mQ2VssyDwt
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 30, 2019