Music in 2020 and the numbers that capture the year
“Ginger” was the first No. 1 song on the TurnTable Top 50; the TurnTable Top 50 combines radio, TV and streaming in Nigeria as the only standard aggregate music chart in the country
The number of female artistes to top any of the weekly charts published by TurnTable Charts in 2020 was 2; Beyoncé (one week at No. 1 on TV Top Songs Chart with “ALREADY”) and Tems (one week at No. 1 on Top Airplay Chart with “Damages”)
A Better Time spurned three No. 1s on the TurnTable Top 50 in 2020; “FEM,” “Holy Ground,” and “The Best.” No other album has spurned more than one No. 1 hit song on the chart.
Omah Lay’s “Godly” was the longest running No. 1 song on Top 50 with 4 weeks.
Omah Lay’s “Bad Influence” spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Top Streaming Chart, which is the record for longest No. 1 song on the streaming chart
Davido's "FEM" spent six weeks at No. 1 on the TV Chart; the record for longest No. 1 song on the TV chart.
The number of international artistes with top ten entries on the Top Airplay Chart is seven; Drake, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, HER, Master KG, Nicki Minaj and Nomcebo Zikode
Olamide's "Infinity" featuring Omah Lay spent 8 weeks in the top ten of the TurnTable Top 50 making it the only song to appear in the top ten of the chart throughout 2020
Davido’s “FEM” spent nine consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Top Airplay Chart; the record for a No. 1 song on the radio chart.
Ten different songs peaked at No. 1 on the Top Airplay Chart in 2020; "Ginger Me," "MJ," "Betty Butter," "Woman," "Jah Guide Me," Abule," "FEM," "Damages," "The Best," and "Godly"
Burna Boy had eleven entries on the Top Airplay Chart, which is the highest of any artiste; "Lenu (Remix)," "Odogwu," "Jerusalema (Remix)" "On the Low," "My Oasis," "Wonderful," "Way Too Big," "23," "Monsters You Made," "Real Life," and "Ginger." Interestingly, the artiste didn't peak at No. 1 with any of the songs with the closest being "Jerusalema (Remix)" peak at No. 2
Davido spent a combined twelve weeks at No. 1 on the Top Airplay Chart; 9 weeks with "FEM," 2 weeks with "Betty Butter" and 1 week with "The Best."
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” peaked at No. 13 on the Top Airplay Chart, the highest peak of any holiday song on the chart in 2020
On the week of November 15, 2020, 14 songs recorded over 100,000 views on YouTube NG, which is the highest in a week throughout the year; "So Crazy," "Triumphant," "Infinity," "Doubting Thomas," "Johnny," "Ginger," "Jerusalema," "In My Maserati," "FEM," "Olorun Agbaye/You Are Mighty," "Nobody," "Abule," "No Stress," and "Cash App"
Patoranking’s “Abule” spent 15 weeks in the top ten of Top Airplay Chart; the longest for any song in that region in 2020
Sixteen different artistes topped the Top Streaming Chart in either lead or featured artiste capacity; Mayorkun, Davido, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, D. Smoke, Dj Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid, Jamo Pyper, Naira Marley, Olamide, Burna Boy, Youssou N’Dour, Nicki Minaj, Mohbad, and Rexxie
All seventeen songs on Davido's A Better Time peaked on the Top Streaming Chart on the chart dated November 24, 2020; that was the highest total entries by any artiste as a lead in a week.
Eighteen different artistes topped the Top Triller Chart in either lead or featured artiste capacity; Mayorkun, Davido, Omah Lay, Dj Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid, Jamo Pyper, Olakira, Zlatan, Bella Shmurda, Lincoln, Dj Neptune, Laycon, Joeboy, Naira Marley, Olamide, Mohbad, and Rexxie.
Davido had a total of nineteen entries on the TurnTable Top 50, which was highest for any artiste. All 17 songs from his A Better Time album, "Activate" with Stonebwoy and "Maserati (Remix)" with Olakira
The chart dated August 23, 2020 on the Top Airplay Chart was the only time where there were more than 20 entries by international artistes on the chart; 24 songs by international artistes were on the chart that week, led by Sam Smith’s “My Oasis” featuring Burna Boy at No. 12.