Ayra Starr Hits No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top Songs Overtaking Asake: Could You Have Imagined It? – Punch Newspapers

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The Nigerian Afropop singer has unleashed the media after her new single “Rush.” Her new single has been so popular that it has allowed Ayra Starr to position herself at the top of the charts as the best song. So great is her success that she has overtaken Asake, placing him second on the list. This success has been so great that even on Apple Music she tops the charts.

WHO IS AYRA STARR?

Ayra was born in Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe. Ayra is an artist who is 18 years old. She currently lives in Lago State, Nigeria. She was raised in Benin and Nigeria. She loves to be producing mixes of Afropop, Afrobeats, and R&B. She tries that her music always carries these rhythms and that she believes in the African language.
However, Ayra also sings songs in English, Pidgin English, and Yoruba. Her songs are usually written by her and her brother Milar. She loves that her lyrics have a poetic style and that there is an agreement between her syntax and her musicality.

HER LIFE BEFORE BEING A SINGER

Before Ayra signed with Marvin Records, she was a model. This fact is little known among the old and new fans of her. Ayra decided to open a modeling agency in 2018. The company is called “Quove Model Management,” it is quite well known in Nigeria for developing young people as models and also scouting out new talents.

Besides being a model, Ayra played a small role in the movie Theri de Atlee. Her appearance was quite small, but she won the hearts of thousands of people. Her acting was characterized by being natural, and cute. The name of the movie in which she debuted is called “Sagaa,” however, it has not been released yet.
All this caught the attention of executive Don Jazzy, so he decided to sign to Marvin Records.

HER CAREER: A GREAT START

By 2021, Ayra began to be recognized for her homonymous extended play with her song “Away.” This song spent about two consecutive weeks at number four on the TurnTable. In addition, it was positioned at number 17 on the Billboard Top Global Triller in the United States. This allowed her to pave the way for the release of her first full-length album. This album was categorized as Afropop and R&B. This album has been received favorably.

Her single “Bloody Samaritan” was her lead single and recently reached the top entering the Top 50 chart. This allowed Ayra to become the only female artist to reach the number one position as a solo artist.

AYRA IS ON THE TOP OF APPLE MUSIC AND OTHER PLATFORMS

The new single from “Rush” is currently sweeping the platforms. This single is at the top of all the charts right now. It has been such a resounding success that it even surpasses “Terminator.” This is the name of Asake’s last single that was in the top 100 on the Apple Music chart.
Ayra has become the “It” girl of Mavin Records. In addition, she has become the prodigy of afrobeat. Ayra in this world of music has shown and continues to show her great ability for this industry.
Her latest single Rush from her has been characterized by having a literary meaning in her lyrics. This single has a new peak and it looks like it will continue to top the charts continuously.
Rush continues to break Asake’s top three streaks. Leaving Asake in the fourth position. This single will continue to give many more fights as it is a song of great quality.
All this has caused the Afropop singer to react online with a direct shadow towards her colleague Asake from her. Ayra, celebrating her triumph with her song, decided to share a screenshot of Apple Music Charts on her Twitter account.
The song was released in September 2022. Ayra stated that right now she is living her life to the fullest. She doesn’t care about a thing and she is at the best of her time.

It is important to mention that the top songs chart on Apple Music is completely different from the Top 100 chart. The Apple Music chart in Nigeria serves as the main indicator of the song positions in the latter.
Also, you should know that the Top Songs list ends up being updated before the Top 100. This means that Ayra has positioned herself as number one in Nigeria.
Rush has become the singer’s third successful solo song. Ever since she started signing with Mavin, she hasn’t stopped coming up with hit songs. Some songs that have also been successful are Bloody Samaritan on her debut album, 19 & Dangerous, and even Away from her self-titled debut EP.

AWARDS

Ayra has had several nominations in the year 2021. This has allowed new people to get to know her music, her talent, and everything she can give. Some of the awards that she has been nominated for are the African Entertainment Awards USA, the African Muzik Magazine Awards, the Mobo Awards, and Net Honors, among others. Of all those, she has won the breakout artist of the year category at the Net Honors in 2022.

CONCLUSION

Ayra is a Nigerian singer who has had quite a boom in recent years. She is positioning herself day by day in much higher positions in the industry. She is a person who loves to create her own music, and she loves to create new songs within her rhythm. She is a woman who has fought to position herself in this industry and who continues day by day to improve herself.
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