Afrobeat Is Getting Its Own UK Chart

J Hus has been named the biggest Afrobeats artist in the UK over the past 12 months, as the genre finally gets its own chart.

Based on streaming data and sales, he’s followed by Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Hackney collective NSG.

The Official UK Afrobeats Top 20 will be announced on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Sunday.

Mark Strippel,​ 1Xtra’s head of programmes​ said the chart was “much-needed and long overdue”.

Afrobeats has quickly grown to dominate playlists and radio, with UK artists developing their own style and sound (Afroswing/Afro bashment) from its origins in west Africa.

Young T & Bugsey’s Don’t Rush has been named the biggest Afrobeats track of the past year.