Nigerian Afrobeats superstar David Adeleke, aka Davido,’s fourth studio album, ‘Timeless, could indeed be timeless, as it has been shattering records since it dropped.
The 17-track album officially arrived on March 31, 2023, through Davido Music Worldwide, Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment.
The album features guest appearances from Nigerian artists such as Asake, Fave, The Cavemen, DMW’s latest additions, Morravey and Logos Olori, as well as Grammy-award-winning Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, British rapper Skepta, South African music producer/DJ Musa Keys, Jamaican dancehall/reggae singer Dexta Daps, and South African rapper Focalistic.
Despite an initial partial leak, Davido’s "Timeless" album has been breaking and setting records since its release.
Highest Charting African Album In US Apple Music History
Less than 24 hours after its release, Davido’s ‘Timeless’ peaked at Number 2 on the US Apple Music Album chart, becoming the highest charting album by an Afrobeats artist in the process.
Biggest First-Day Streams On Spotify Nigeria
Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album broke the record for the biggest first-day streams on Spotify Nigeria, set by Burna Boy’s ‘Love, Damini’.
The album garnered 4.91 million streams on its first day of release, surpassing the previous record of 1.36 million by Burna Boy’s ‘Love, Damini’ (July 8, 2022).
Biggest First-Day Streams For An African Album On Apple Music
Davido’s ‘Timeless’ broke the record for the biggest first-day streams for an African album in Apple Music history.
“Davido is breaking global records.
“The Nigerian superstar’s #Timeless had the most first-day streams ever for an African album on Apple Music,” Apple Music announced via their verified Twitter handle on Monday, April 3, 2023.
Biggest First-Day Streams On Boomplay
Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album also broke the record for the biggest first-day streams on BoomPlay, the largest music digital streaming platform in Africa.
The album tallied 7.25 million streams on opening day, surpassing the previously set record by Burna Boy’s “Love, Damini” (3.38 million).
Biggest First-Day Streams On Audiomack
Audiomack announced via their verified Twitter page on Monday, April 3, 2023, that Davido’s "Timeless" has broken the record for the biggest album first-day streams in the history of the platform.
Record-Breaking: @davido’s #Timeless had over 12 MILLION streams in its first 24 hours, more than any other album on Audiomack, ever!,” Audiomack Africa tweeted.