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Friday, 23 June 2017

Billboard acknowledges that "afropop sounds are the next big thing"

The respected music site has finally admitted what I have always said....Afrobeat is the new sound and the whole world should take note. Our artists should in turn position themselves, to take advantage of the tide. Excerpts from the article.........
Near the peak of its set in Miami, Major Lazer drops the clearest evidence yet of pop’s borderlessness in the form of “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s sun-splashed reggaetón hit, sung entirely in Spanish. The remix featuring Justin Bieber is now in its sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100; Major Lazer played its own propulsive remix of the original. Or take another recent Hot 100 No. 1, Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You,” with its West African lilt -- proof of the Major Lazer guys’ prediction that Afropop sounds are the next big thing.
Not shocked Major Lazer feels this way though, considering the fact that Wizkid did something with them recently.

Read the full article here.

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