Ghanaian album ‘The Villain I Never Was’ achieves 300M streams on Boomplay. Black Sheriff, the record-breaking Ghanaian musician, has achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Ghanaian artist to reach an astounding 300 million streams on Boomsplay.
His debut album, titled “The Villain I Never Was,” garnered massive attention even before its release, creating waves locally and internationally and contributing significantly to his remarkable success. Ghanaian album ‘The Villain I Never Was’ achieves 300M streams on Boomplay.
Black Sheriff gained widespread popularity in 2021 with the release of his song “First Sermon” in May, followed by “Second Sermon” in July. However, it was in March 2022 when he experienced a breakthrough with his chart-topping single “Kwaku the Traveller,” which reached the number one spot on both the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts.
“The Villain I Never Was,” a 14-track album, was released on October 5, 2022, featuring a collaboration with Nigeria’s finest Afrobeat sensation, Burnaboy, on the remix of “Second Sermon.”
During the recent Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Black Sheriff received multiple prestigious awards, including Artist of the Year, Best Music Video, Most Popular Song of the Year, and Best Collaboration of the Year.
Awards and Recognition
The impact of Black Sherif’s music did not go unnoticed in the industry. At the recently concluded Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), he bagged numerous prestigious awards, further solidifying his position as one of the most celebrated musicians of his generation. Among the awards he received were Artist of the Year, Best Music Video, Most Popular Song of the Year, and Best Collaboration of the Year.
The Breakthrough Moment
In March 2022, Black Sherif experienced a defining moment in his career with the release of his hit single “Kwaku the Traveller.” The song quickly gained traction, and fans from across Africa embraced its infectious rhythm and relatable lyrics. “Kwaku the Traveller” achieved the remarkable feat of topping both the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts, cementing Black Sherif’s status as a rising star in African music.
“The Villain I Never Was” – A Debut Album to Remember
On October 5, 2022, Black Sherif released his highly anticipated debut album titled “The Villain I Never Was.” The 14-track album showcased Black Sherif’s versatility as an artist and further solidified his position as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
One of the standout moments of the album was the remix of “Second Sermon,” featuring Nigeria’s Afrobeat sensation, Burnaboy. The collaboration between these two exceptional artists was met with immense praise, adding another layer of depth to Black Sherif’s musical repertoire.
Ghanaian album ‘The Villain I Never Was’ achieves 300M streams on Boomplay.
Black Sherif’s journey from an emerging talent to a record-breaking artist has been nothing short of inspiring. His dedication to his craft, coupled with his unique storytelling ability, has resonated with audiences and propelled him to new heights in the Ghanaian music scene and beyond. As he continues to break barriers and redefine what is possible for Ghanaian musicians, there’s no doubt that Black Sherif’s impact on the music industry will be felt for years to come.