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Ayra Starr Named Spotify’s Global Artist for May 2024

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  • In a significant achievement, Ayra Starr joins fellow Nigerian Tiwa Savage as the only other African artist to be honored as both the Spotify EQUAL Africa and global artist.
  • Ayra Starr is not resting on her laurels, as she prepares for the release of her highly anticipated second album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, slated to drop in May 2024.

Ayra Starr, the rising Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, has earned the prestigious title of Spotify’s global artist for May 2024. Known for her chart-topping hits like ‘Rush’, ‘Sability’, and ‘Rhythm & Blues’, Ayra Starr has captured international attention with her expressive musical style.

In a significant achievement, Ayra Starr joins fellow Nigerian Tiwa Savage as the only other African artist to be honored as both the Spotify EQUAL Africa and global artist. This recognition underscores her growing influence and popularity in the music industry.

Spotify’s EQUAL program, dedicated to promoting gender equality in music, has played a crucial role in Ayra Starr’s journey to success. With over 35 million streams on Spotify for her February release ‘Commas’, Ayra Starr’s impact on the global music scene is undeniable.

Expressing her gratitude for being selected as Spotify’s EQUAL artist, Ayra Starr highlighted the importance of representing women in Afrobeats and African music as a whole. She commended the EQUAL program for its efforts in showcasing the talent and hard work of female artists in the industry.

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Ayra Starr is not resting on her laurels, as she prepares for the release of her highly anticipated second album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, slated to drop in May 2024. With her upcoming single ‘Bad Vibes’, featuring Seyi Vibes, Ayra Starr promises a musical experience that transcends genres and uplifts listeners.

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In an interview with Spotify’s EQUAL program, Ayra Starr emphasized the significance of the platform in promoting gender equality in music. Describing her sound as “highly vibrational, eccentric, unique, and beautiful”, Ayra Starr continues to push boundaries with her distinct musical style.

As she continues to captivate audiences worldwide, Ayra Starr’s journey as Spotify’s global artist for May 2024 marks another milestone in her burgeoning career, solidifying her status as one of Africa’s brightest musical talents.

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