Six record-breaking artistes of 2015


The year 2015 was very huge for some artistes. While some enjoyed their past glories and subtle activities, others were about breaking records.

Here are six record-breaking artistes of 2016.

  1. Tiwa Savage

tiwaAfter about a year of maternity leave, Tiwa Savage, towards the end of 2015 came back to the music scene with all intentions to break records.

The pop singer’s 16 track album R.E.D which was released on Saturday December 19 broke the MTN Music download record.

The new album became the most streamed album of all time on the MTN Music in 24 hours.

  1. Yemi Alade

Yemi AladeYemi Alade became the first Female Nigerian artiste to hit over 30 million views on YouTube with the video of her monster hit song ‘Johnny’.

She currently has 34,231,758 views for the song.

The record was first set by pop duo, P-Square in November 2014 when they became the first African artistes to amass over 30 million YouTube views for a video.

They cemented their status when they broke their own record with ‘Personally’ video having over 40 million views.

  1. Vector

VectorIn August, rapper, Vector, made history by freestyling for 2hrs 30 minutes – from 8pm to 10:30pm on Rhythm FM. The rapper had previously set a record on Cool FM when he freestyled for 1hr 20 mins with Dj Xclusive and Do2dtun.

  1. D’banj

DbanjPop artiste, D’banj, became the first Nigerian to be featured on international entertainment channel E!

The artiste appeared on the E! Africa special on December 17, 2015 where he talked about his life as an artiste and controversies that trailed his career.

  1. Wizkid

WIZKIDWizkid’s hit track, ‘Ojuelegba’ put the singer on the international map. The remix of the track which was released in 2015 earned him a feature article on international magazine FADER.  He also beat the likes of Fetty Wap, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and even Adele to snag the number 12 spot of the biggest song of 2015 on the same magazine. Wizzy as he is famously called featured on R. Kelly’s 13th studio album, The Buffet.

  1. Olamide

olamideNot only did indigenous rapper, Olamide release a new album in 2015, he did it in a way that proved he was no fluke. The ‘Bobo’ singer set a record for fellow rappers when he announced that his Eyan Mayweather would be a 21-track no feature album.