Burna Boy Announces New Album ‘Love, Damini’
Burna Boy has revealed the title of his new album. During a concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the singer revealed his sixth album would be called Love, Damini. A press release notes that the new record “is set to release for his 31st birthday,” which would be 2 July, but this is not yet confirmed. Fans can pre-save Love, Damini now.
Thursday night’s concert marked the first time a Nigerian artist has headlined Madison Square Garden. The MSG show follows Burna’s other impressive arena concerts at London’s O2 and LA’s Hollywood Bowl this year, as well as coast-to-coast festival runs at New York’s Governors Ball and San Francisco’s Outside Lands.
Love, Damini will mark Burna Boy’s follow-up to the Grammy-winning Twice As Tall. Since releasing his last album in August 2020, the musician has released numerous singles, including 20 10 20, Kilometre, Question, Want It All, and B d’Or. At the 2022 Grammy Awards, he was nominated for Album of the Year (for contributions to Justin Bieber’s Justice) and Best Global Music Performance (for Do Yourself), but came away empty-handed.
Burna Boy has gained global success beyond his native Africa and the US, with his music also charting in Germany, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, France and the UK. Burna’s album Twice As Tall topped the World Albums chart, where it charted for 12 weeks. African Giant was also a top 10 hit, peaking at No. 6 on the World Albums list, where it charted for a whopping 36 weeks. Burna Boy has also appeared on the Top Triller Global chart five times, with his collaborative track Miss You Bad with fellow Nigerian artist Mr. Eazi earning the No 1 spot earlier this month.
Burna Boy will perform at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on 15 May. Burna will also lead “The Explosion of Afro-Fusion” discussion at Billboard’s first-ever MusicCon on 13 May ahead of the awards ceremony.