YouTube Music Announce Fireboy DML As “Trending Artist On The Rise” With His Hit Single “Peru”

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Adedamola Adefolahan, known professionally as Fireboy DML, has been as announced as YouTube Music’s “Trending Artist On The Rise” with his hit single “Peru.”

Released in July, “Peru” is the first single by Fireboy’s in 2021. It was produced by popular producer, Shizzi.

Since it’s release, Peru has garnered over 5 million streams on Spotify. It also went viral on TikTok with many users doing a challenge to the song.

Born 5 February 1996, he is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide.

The Afrolife singer’s debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019. He won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for “Jealous” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

Fireboy DML describes his sound as “Afro-Life” and said he writes songs that audiences can relate to. Alphonse Pierre of Pitchfork characterized his sound as “slow-groove pop” and said it “tells stories about love with the formulaic structure of a Hallmark Christmas romance”.

Fireboy DML has cited Jon Bellion, Passenger and Wande Coal as his key contemporary influences.

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