Turntable Top 50: Burna Boy’s “Kilometre” debuts at No. 1

"Kilomi, Kilomi, Kilomi, Kilometre!"

After winning the Grammy for Best Global Music Album earlier this year, Burna Boy has taken it upon himself to publicly enjoy a victory lap and it appears listeners are in agreement. His ultra-catchy, self-reverential “Kilometre” debuts at pole position on this week’s edition of the TurnTable Top 50 charts. It’s the first headlining solo single since last year’s acclaimed ‘Twice As Tall’, and the brief heat check indicates that Burna’s ongoing prolific run continues to prove popular.

“Kilometre” isn’t just No. 1 this week, it’s also set a few records of its own. It’s the first song by a solo artist to start its Top 50 stint at number one, and it’s also the first song to simultaneously top the streaming chart and radio airplay chart as well. “Kilometre” is Burna’s second time at the top of this chart, following the inaugural No. 1 stint as the featured artist on Wizkid’s “Ginger”. It makes him just the third artist with multiple No. 1s, joining Davido and Omah Lay who had previously held a 26-week long duopoly at pole position prior to this week’s chart edition.

After four non-consecutive weeks at the top, Gyakie and Omah Lay’s “Forever (Remix)” drops one spot to No. 2 this week, while Wizkid and Tems’ “Essence” remains at its No. 3 spot from the previous week. Cheque and Fireboy DML’s “History” also remains at its peak No. 4 position, Jae5’s “Dimension” with Rema and Skepta moves up one spot to round out the top 5, while Peruzzi and Davido’s “Somebody Baby” moves down from No. 2 to No. 6. Chike and Simi’s ubiquitous collaboration, “Running (To You)”, enters this week at its peak No. 7 spot, while Blaqbonez’s “Bling” (8) is the first top ten entry for the Chocolate City-signed rap artist and his collaborators, Buju and Amaarae.

Teni’s former, history-making No. 1 single, the Davido-assisted “For You”, drops down one position from No. 8 to No. 9, with Davido’s “La La”, featuring Ckay, rounding out this week’s top ten following the release of its accompanying music video. Just outside the top ten is Adekunle Gold’s introspective single, “It is What It is”, which debuts at No. 11. You can check out the full rundown of this week’s TurnTable Top 50 here.