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Tiwa Savage Celebrates As “Celia” Album Surpasses 70 Million Streams

Sensational singer, Tiwa Savage is in celebration mode as her album has achieved another milestone.

Tiwatope Savage, known professionally as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. After participating in the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009. Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage moved back to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012. She made an appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album Solar Plexus.

In November 2018, Savage won Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win the category. In May 2019, she announced her record deal with Universal Music Group and exit from Mavin Records. Savage sings in English and Yoruba; her music is a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, pop and hip-hop. Savage’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned her several achievements. She has been involved in youth empowerment and breast cancer screening projects and has raised funds to build schools in Nigeria.

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Her debut studio album Once Upon a Time was released on 3 July 2013. It was supported by seven singles: “Kele Kele Love”, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado”. The album was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and for Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2014. Savage’s second studio album R.E.D was released on 19 December 2015. It yielded two singles: “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation”. In June 2016, Savage signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation. In September 2017, she released her debut EP SugarcaneR.E.D and Sugarcane have both been nominated for Best Album at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

The African Bad Girl released her highly anticipated third album “Celia” several weeks ago and so far it has garnered positive reviews worldwide. Within a week of its release, the 13 track album which features Davido, Stefflon Don, Hamzaa, Sam Smith, Dice Ailes, and Naira Marley has achieved multiple milestones.

The album debuted on the Billboard Charts at No 14 making it her appearance on the chart. The album has also surpassed 70 million streams on all platforms. These platforms include Youtube, Boomplay, Deezer, Audiomack, Apple Music, and Spotify. Taking to her Instagram page, she wrote: “70m+ THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, Can I tell you secret? my soldiers are the most loyal, beautiful, intelligent, compassionate, supportive, the absolute best in the world. Today is a great day to stream Celia my latest album OUT ON ALL PLATFORMS ????”

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