Hiplife and afrobeats duo R2Bees has made it onto Billboard chart for the first time in their career.
The “Site 15” album which was released March 1, 2019 is currently trading on number 10 on the chart with their 14-track power-packed collection.
Before R2Bees, they has been some deserving Ghanaian artists who made it on to the Billboard Charts, one of the world’s renowned music grading charts.
We will take you through some of them.
The afrobeats band “OSIBISA” became the first Ghanaian group to enter the Billboard Charts. In 1976, the pioneers of afrobeats and godfathers of world music made it onto Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with their global hit “Sunshine Day” off their “Welcome Home” album and peaked at number 61.
The following year, they entered the Dance Club Songs chart with three songs (The Warrior, Keep On Trying and Ojah Awake) off their “Ojah Awake” album and peaked at number 32.
In 2014, Wiyaala (The pride of the upper west region) became the first Ghanaian female artiste to enter the Billboard Charts. And She peaked at 15 on June 28, 2014. She entered the Next Big Sound chart with the official 2014 World Cup song for the Ghana Black Stars team, titled “Go Go Black Stars…Goal!”.
The Los Angeles-based Ghanaian reggae musician Rocky Dawuni, entered the Billboard Charts for the first time in 2015. “Branches of the Same Tree”, his 6th studio album released on March 31, 2015, entered the Reggae Albums chart and peaked at 10 on September 12.
Fuse ODG, The UK-based afrobeats artiste’s hit “Light it Up” which also features Nyla earned him a place on the Billboard Charts for the first time in 2016. The song entered 12 different Billboard charts and peaked at 73 on the Hot 100 chart.
Stonebowy entered the World Albums chart with his “Epistles of Mama” album. He entered in December 2017 and peaked at number 13.
And until R2Bees “Site 15” album, the controversial dancehall artist, Shatter Wale was the latest to have made it onto the World Albums chart with his album “Reign”. Shatta Wale debuted the charts at number 6.
The R2Bees site 15 album houses several hit singles and solid tunes such as Beautiful and Boys Kasa and also includes features with the likes of King Promise, Wizkid, Burn Boy among others.
Writing by: Iyda.