“People” has now peaked at No. 2 on the most recent UK Singles Chart, breaking the record previously held by CKay’s “Love Nwantiti.”
By Hope Ibiale
Cameroonian-American singer, Libianca Kenzonkinboum Fonji, popularly known as Libianca, has made history with her hit song “People.” The song, which was released last year, has become the highest-charting song on the UK music charts. “People” has now peaked at No. 2 on the most recent UK Singles Chart breaking the record previously held by CKay’s “Love Nwantiti.”
After releasing “People,” it debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard Afrobeats chart. It also became the No. 1 on the UK Afrobeats chart, which she topped for six weeks. Asides from all these, Libianca became the most nominated African artiste at the Urban Music Awards (UMA) held earlier this year. She also became the first African female singer to have 100 million streams on Spotify. Other records broken by Libianca’s “People” include it becoming the most Shazamed song from a Cameroonian. “People” also became the first single from a Cameroonian to hit 4 million streams on Apple Music. On the U.S. Afrobeats Charts, Libianca became the first Cameroonian artiste to enter the charts.
Recently, Libianca recorded her highest-charting single on the Official Nigeria Top 100 with the “People” remix, which features Ayra Starr and Omah Lay.
The Official UK Charts is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various official record charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France. In the United Kingdom, there are different charts, including ones for singles, albums, and films, with the data compiled from a mixture of downloads, purchases, and streaming.