Triller, the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators, honors Nigerian artists Skiibii and Davido, whose tune "Baddest Boy" debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Triller Global chart this week and #2 on the Top Triller US chart in just three weeks. The two popular Afrobeat performers have collaborated on a remix of Skiibii's original tune, which was released in November 2021 and was created by rising star beatmaker Runcheck—Top Triller Global.
Nigerian music continues to rule the Top Triller Global and Top Triller US charts this year. CKay's #1 single, 'Love Nwantiti,' premiered in December and was quickly followed by Fiokee's 'Follow You,' which jumped from #10 to #1 in only two weeks, replacing another Nigerian single, 'Peru,' by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran, and following CKay's #1 single, 'Peru,' by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran.
The largest songs on Triller are featured on Billboard's U.S. and Global Triller charts, which are based on a system that considers the number of user-generated videos using a song, the amount of views, and the level of engagement other users have with the videos. The rating is based on a weekly tracking system that runs from Friday to Thursday.
Skiibii, whose real name is Abbey Toyyib Elias, is a Nigerian singer, composer, and stage performer who was signed to KCee's Five Star Music in 2014 and released many songs under that label, including "Ah Skiibii." He has subsequently left Five Star Music to start his own record company, More Grace Music, and has had hits with Reekado Banks on 'Sensima,' Teni and Falz on 'Daz How Star Do,' and 'Omaema,' among others. He's up for the Nigerian Teen Choice Award as well as the Top Naija Music Award for Artiste of the Year.
Davido, whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer who is recognized for fusing traditional African themes with mainstream pop music. Since 2013, he has had a string of hits and in 2016, he secured a record deal with Sony's RCA Records. His hit, 'Fall,' became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history when it was released in 2017.
"We want to provide a global platform for Africa's hottest and most original creatives to display their work and collaborations with the world's best brands," said Joel Houenou, Triller Africa's Strategic Partnerships Director. "We are setting out to establish a platform through which people from very various social and cultural origins can find their real paths and speak out in their voices by harnessing the power of music and redefining internet content."
Triller's objective resonates with audiences all throughout Africa and the world, igniting a fresh interest in African artists' musical, creative, and cultural expressions and offering a global stage for the region's distinctive talent. 'Baddest Boy' demonstrates that African music is highly inventive and appealing to a worldwide audience.
Triller is a creator-friendly AI-powered open garden technology platform. Triller uses proprietary AI technology to push and track its influencers' content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, allowing them to reach millions of additional users. Triller pairs music culture with sports, fashion, entertainment, and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology.
Triller also owns VERZUZ, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's live-stream music platform; Amplify.ai, a leading consumer engagement platform; FITE, a leading global PPV, AVOD, and SVOD streaming site; and Thuzio, a leader in B2B premium influencer events and experiences.
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