First In African History: Shatta Wale Tops Apple Reggae USA Chart

First In African History: Shatta Wale Tops Apple Reggae USA Chart

Once again, Shatta Wale has shown that his only knowledge is how to triumph in the music industry.

The Ghanaian dancehall artist has achieved another milestone in his musical career by being the first Ghanaian to top the Reggae chart on the iTunes in the United States of America.

With his song “Property,” Shatta Wale beat out Shaggy, whose songs “Angel” and “It wasn’t me,” Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, Jimmy Cliff, Wayne Wonder, and other well-known performers worldwide for the top spot on the chart.

The Ghanaian music star’s song “Property,” which features Beyonce, earned him the prestigious feature, which will be released on December 18, 2020. The song, which was executive produced by the Contractor Music Group, a marketing firm in Jamaica, was included in the “Jamaican Garrison Christmas compilation” that was released in 2020.

The Grammy-winning Dancehall performer’s song follows that of Mr. Eazi, a Nigerian musician who became the first African artist to top the non-Reggae chart on USA iTunes.

First In African History: Shatta Wale Tops Apple Reggae USA Chart

Shatta’s song “On God” is still making waves internationally, and it has been nominated for a 2022 BreakTudo Award in Brazil in the “Anthem of the Year” category.

Shatta Wale recently earned RIAA Gold certification, making him the second Ghanaian musician to do so. Shatta Wale and Beyonce’s “Already” duet for her “The Lion King: The Gift,” according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), achieved the enormous achievement on Monday, August 8, after selling more than 500,000 units in the US.

One of Shatta Wale’s best musical pairings is ‘Already. Following its inclusion on Beyonce’s album, the song generated interest on a global scale. The pop diva said, “It started out modest, in my backyard,” when discussing the endeavor.

Beyoncé stated in an interview with Ghanaian-British fashion editor for Vogue, Edward Enninful, that she initially only intended to make one or two videos for the The Gift album. Before we knew it, we were filming with Himba women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as well as Nigeria, Ghana, London, Los Angeles, and Johannesburg.

The dancehall performer collaborated with Fuse ODG, a singer from Ghana who was also awarded gold certification by the RIAA. The “Antenna” hitmaker achieved RIAA Gold certification in 2020 for his work on the Light It Up Remix single with Major Lazer and Nyla (Brick & Lace). On March 1, 2017, the song (Light It Up Remix) achieved Gold status.

It became Platinum on March 1, 2017, and as of September 15, 2021, it has become 2x Multi-Platinum.

Mello
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