SEE FULL TO 50 LIST:#Burna Boy’s ‘#African #Giant’ makes #Billboard ’50 #Best #Albums of 2019′

‘African Giant’, a critically acclaimed 2019 body of work by Burna Boy, Nigerian Afrofusion star, has made Billboard Magazine’s ’50 Best Albums of 2019′.

Billboard, an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, on Tuesday, released its list of 50 best albums from across the globe in the year 2019.

‘African Giant’, Burna’s 19-track project, which was released in July, snagged the 14th place on Billboard’s list.

“Burna Boy has been delivering Afro-fusion hits since the start of the decade, but the Nigerian artist truly stepped into his power with a fourth album, African Giant,” said Billboard while lauding the body of work.

“By refusing to dilute his raw sound to please a mainstream audience, Burna Boy tackles all the issues his nation faces — oppression, poverty and corruption (seen on tracks like “Dangote”) — to raise awareness.

“Despite the grim underbelly, the album’s hip-shaking grooves (“On The Low”), doses of flirtation (“Secret”) and commanding vocals (“Anybody”) give a sense of hope.”

Other works that also made the list are Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank You, Next’ at number one; Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’at number three; Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ at number 12; and Celine Dion’s ‘Courage’ at number 50.

See the full list below:

Billboard’s 50 Best Album of 2019

Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next

 Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Taylor Swift, Lover

Lizzo, Cuz I Love You

Maggie Rogers, Heard It in a Past Life

Lana Del Rey, Norman F–king Rockwell

Tyler, the Creator, IGOR

The Highwomen, The Highwomen

DaBaby, Kirk

J Balvin & Bad Bunny, Oasis

Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride

Beyoncé, HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM

Post Malone, Hollywood’s Bleeding

Burna Boy, African Giant

Angel Olsen, All Mirrors

Jonas Brothers, Happiness Begins

Brittany Howard, Jaime

Mark Ronson, Late Night Feelings

FKA twigs, Magdalene

Carly Rae Jepsen, Dedicated

Summer Walker, Over It

Clairo, Immunity

Megan Thee Stallion, Fever

Karol G, Ocean

YBN Cordae, The Lost Boy

Maren Morris, GIRL

Solange, When I Get Home

Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow

Rapsody, Eve

Bruce Springsteen, Western Stars

Bad Bunny, X 100pre

Khalid, Free Spirit

Ari Lennox, Shea Butter Baby

Better Oblivion Community Center, Better Oblivion Community Center

Sturgill Simpson, Sound & Fury

Jamila Woods, Legacy! Legacy!

Maluma, 11:11

Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get

Nilüfer Yanya, Miss Universe

The Raconteurs, Help Us Stranger

MUNA, Saves the World

Oso Oso, Basking in the Glow

Young Thug, So Much Fun

Miranda Lambert, Wildcard

Ozuna, Nibiru

Madonna, Madame X

Danny Brown, uknowhatimsayin¿

Kim Petras, Clarity

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Ghosteen

Celine Dion, Courage

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