Ayra Starr’s “Rush” Achieves Diamond Certification in France and Global Chart Success

Since her breakthrough into the mainstream in 2019, Ayra Starr has rapidly ascended to become one of the African music scene’s most promising talents.

Her track record includes significant commercial success with her 2022 hit single, “Rush,” a track featured in the deluxe edition of her debut album, “19 & Dangerous.”

This article delves into Ayra Starr’s remarkable journey and the recent milestone she achieved with “Rush.”

“Rush” Attains Diamond Certification in France

The chart-topping single, “Rush,” has enjoyed tremendous acclaim, amassing more than 500,000 units sold.

Notably, it has earned the coveted SNEP’s Diamond certification in France, a distinction announced via the official SNEP social media platforms on September 11, 2023.


Global Chart-Topping and Streaming Success

“Rush” has not only conquered the French music scene but has also made waves worldwide.

It soared to the number one position on the TurnTable Top 100, Nigeria’s exclusive cumulative chart.

On Spotify, the song boasts a staggering 240 million listens, firmly establishing it as one of the most streamed Afrobeats tracks.

Additionally, on YouTube, “Rush” has garnered an impressive 232 million views.

Ayra Starr’s remarkable journey extends to the UK, where her solo entry on the Official Singles Chart made her the first female artist from Nigeria to achieve such a feat.

A Global Phenomenon

The success of “Rush” transcends borders, as it has charted not only in France but also in the UK.

This remarkable achievement in the international music scene parallels the accomplishments of fellow Mavin artist Rema, who achieved a diamond certification in France with his track “Calm Down” just a year ago.

Upcoming World Tour and Plans

In addition to her incredible achievements, Ayra Starr is currently on her “21: The World Tour” in North America, which is set to conclude on September 19 in Vancouver.

Following this, she has exciting plans for her fans, as she will kick off tours in Africa and Australia starting on September 30.


Ayra Starr’s rapid rise in the music industry is nothing short of remarkable.

Her single “Rush” attaining Diamond certification in France is a testament to her global appeal and the vibrant Afrobeats genre.

This achievement not only highlights her talent but also underscores the growing international recognition of African music.

As she continues her world tour, fans eagerly anticipate Ayra Starr’s future endeavors and the impact she will undoubtedly make on the global music stage.

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