Nigerian Afrobeats superstar, Davido has achieved another monumental feat as his critically acclaimed album “Timeless” has made it on Billboard’s coveted “50 Best Albums of 2023” list.
This marks the first time an African album has graced the prestigious ranking, solidifying Davido’s position as a global music force.
Released in March 2023, “Timeless” garnered immediate acclaim for its diverse soundscape and Davido’s artistic evolution. The album features a potent mix of Afrobeats bangers like “Kante” and “Feel” alongside introspective ballads such as “In the Garden” and “Unavailable.” This versatility, coupled with Davido’s undeniable charisma and captivating vocals, has resonated with audiences both within and beyond Africa.
Billboard’s Dan Rys praised “Timeless” as “one of the best bodies of work from this past year, and certainly the best of Davido’s career.” He lauded the album’s ability to showcase Davido’s range, from joyous love songs to driving dance hits, while also highlighting the project’s landmark status within the global Afrobeats scene.
“Timeless” has also been showered with critical acclaim, earning Davido three Grammy nominations for Best Global Album, Best African Performance, and Best Global Music Performance. This recognition further cements the album’s impact and underscores Davido’s contribution to bringing Afrobeats to the forefront of the global music landscape.
Music enthusiasts now say that with “Timeless” now etched into Billboard’s history, Davido’s legacy as a musical pioneer continues to grow.