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Watch Burna Boy Close Out the Billboard Music Awards

The Nigerian star played a medley of "Last Last" and "Kilometre."

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards returned last night, Sunday May 15, broadcasting live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In the big slot of the night, closing out the award ceremonies, was none-other-than the African Giant himself Burna Boy.

The Nigerian superstar, who's coming off a headline-grabbing sold out show at Madison Square Garden, jumped onstage to perform a medley of his brand new single "Last Last" (which just dropped last Friday) and the high-energy "Kilometre" backed by a full band and a drum line.

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Tems Is the First Nigerian to Debut at No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

Tems keeps stacking the wins.

Tems has officially become the first Nigerian artist in history to have a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The huge achievement comes due to her feature on Future's new single "WAIT FOR U," off the Atlanta rapper's latest album I NEVER LIKED YOU—a track that sees the buzzing Nigerian contributing her soaring vocals to both the verses and chorus of the song.

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