GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Burna Boy releases his seventh studio album, I Told Them… via Spaceship/Bad Habit/Atlantic Records. The 15-track album includes appearances from GZA, RZA, 21 Savage, Dave, Seyi Vibez, J. Cole and Byron Messia. I Told Them… is available now via all streaming services.
With his latest body of work, Burna Boy invites you to immerse yourself in the stories, rhythms, and melodies that define I Told Them… an album that encapsulates the essence of his musical journey. With an intricate blend of musical influences, from elements of 90s Hip-hop to Afrofusion, the project creates a vibrant fusion of sounds while Burna’s signature storytelling takes center stage, inviting listeners into a world where themes of triumph, grinding and resilience converge.
I Told Them… marks a pivotal chapter in Burna's artistic journey. The album is a reflection of his growth, both as an artist and as an individual. The album's title serves as a powerful statement of Burna's self-assurance and the validation of his ascension to the top. It encapsulates his journey from an aspiring artist to a global icon, using his music as a catalyst to the world stage. Burna's influence extends far beyond the borders of Nigeria. His music resonates with listeners across continents, and I Told Them… is poised to further cement his status as a global music sensation. The album is set to provide fans with an immersive and captivating listening experience, showcasing Burna Boy's dedication to his craft.
I Told Them… is accompanied by a special edition magazine. The exclusive piece is meant to serve as a collector’s item/special keepsake for fans. From front to back the magazine features never-before-seen content including a conversation between Burna Boy and RZA (of the Wu-Tang Clan), articles written by his grandfather (former manager of the legendary Fela Kuti), photos from throughout the making of the album, and more. The limited run magazine will be available exclusively at select pop-up events and Burna Boy’s official website.
Earlier this week Burna also unveiled the latest single from the album “Cheat On Me” featuring friend and previous collaborator, Dave. The album also includes previously released singles Talibans II with Byron Messia, “Big 7”, which was accompanied by an official visual shot by the legendary Benny Boom in New York City with notable cameos from Rza (Wu-Tang Clan), Busta Rhymes, Junior Mafia and actor Shameik Moore (Spiderman), and “Sittin’ On Top Of The World” featuring multi-platinum artist, 21 Savage.
Last month, Burna Boy made history once again with his sold-out show at Statford’s London Stadium. Becoming the first African artist in history to sell out a stadium in the UK., the Nigerian showman commanded a crowd of more than 80,000 fans, joined on stage by Stormzy, J Hus, Dave and Popcaan. Highlights included a performance of his newest single, “Sittin’ On Top Of The World," a sneak peek of his unreleased track “Big 7,” and an explosive finale where the crowd belted every word to the star’s massive hit “Last, Last” while fireworks lit up the sky.