Ghanaian social media is buzzing with excitement as rising Afrobeats sensation Olivetheboy claims the top spot on Chartmetrics’ list of the most streamed Ghanaian artists for the first half of 2023. The highly-rated artist surpassed industry heavyweights like Stonebwoy, King Promise, and others to secure the coveted position.
The report, compiled by music data analytics giants Chartmetrics and Soundcharts, analyzed streaming metrics from January to June 2023 on platforms such as Spotify, Audiomack, TikTok, Boomplay, and YouTube. While established acts like King Promise and Stonebwoy made the list, the surprise comes with Olivetheboy’s impressive rise to the forefront, leaving popular artists like Black Sherif, Gyakie, and KiDi behind.
Olivetheboy, a 20-year-old rookie, catapulted to fame in May 2023 with his hit single “Goodsin,” which quickly became the most Shazamed song in Ghana and Nigeria. The track gained massive traction on TikTok after an influential challenge by entertainer and influencer Endurance Grand. “Goodsin” holds multiple records, including being the longest-trending Ghanaian song on TikTok in 2023, the most-streamed Ghanaian song of the year, and reaching the top position on several major music charts across the continent.
Chartmetric’s recognition of Olivetheboy’s achievements solidifies his status as the foremost Ghanaian artist of 2023, overshadowing his contemporaries. This remarkable feat highlights the immense talent and potential of the young artist, whose rise to prominence has been swift and impactful.
Olivetheboy’s success serves as a testament to the power of social media and digital platforms in propelling emerging artists to stardom. As the music industry continues to evolve, the streaming landscape plays a pivotal role in shaping the careers and popularity of artists worldwide.
With the first half of 2023 setting the stage for Olivetheboy’s triumph, fans eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this rising star. As he continues to captivate audiences with his unique sound and captivating performances, Olivetheboy’s journey is undoubtedly one to watch closely in the Ghanaian music scene.