Nigerian Grammy Award-winning artist Burna Boy has released a new single titled “Sitting On Top Of The World,” which is making waves among music lovers both locally and internationally. The song, which has been described as a fusion of Afrobeat, and pop sounds, has been drawing comparisons to Brandy’s hit 1998 song ‘Top of the World’.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Burna Boy has drawn inspiration from pop legends to create a hit song. In May 2022 he released ‘Last Last’ which became the lead song of his sixth studio album ‘Love, Damini’. The song samples American singer Toni Braxton’s 2000 single, ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’, for which its writers LaShawn Daniels, Harvey Mason Jr., and brothers Fred Jerkins III and Darkchild are credited on the song.
Sampling songs from pop legends have proven beneficial to Burna Boy as he claimed in 2022 that the song was his most commercially successful single yet topping international song charts and being certified platinum in 5 different countries.
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With ‘Sitting On Top Of The World,’ Burna Boy adds his unique twist to Brandy’s classic hit, creating a new sound that is both nostalgic and fresh. The song’s catchy chorus and upbeat tempo have already made it a fan favourite, with many predicting that it will become a chart-topper.
Burna Boy’s ability to blend different sounds and styles has been a hallmark of his music, and ‘Sitting On Top Of The World’ is no exception. The song is a testament to his versatility as an artist and his ability to create music that transcends borders and cultures.
As music fans continue to stream and enjoy the new song, it is clear that Burna Boy has once again proven himself to be one of Africa’s most talented and innovative musicians.