Amaarae Becomes Ghana’s Second Musician To Debut On Billboard’s Top 100

Ama Serwaa Genfi, also known as Amaarae, Ghana’s latest music sensation, has debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 weekly chart. Amaarae’s song “Sad Girlz Luv Money,” co-written with Moliy and featuring Kali Uchiz, reached number 80 on the popular list this week

Billboard Chart tweeted on November 15, 2021, to announce the feat of Amaarae. “@amaarae & @moliymusic’s “Sad Girlz Luv Money,” featuring @KALIUCHIS, debuts at No. 80 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns Amaarae and Moliy their first career entries on the chart,” the tweet read.

The singer, songwriter, and producer reacted happily to her debut charting on Billboard.

She wrote: “Well, here we are.”

Moliy also believes she’s not the only Ghanaian musician on Billboard but thanked the legendary Osibisa for making way.

“Apparently, I’m not one of the first Ghanaians to be on Billboard, s/o to Osibisa for paving the way. #GhanaToTheWorld #GhanaianWomenToTheWorld!”

Aside from Billboard, “Sad Girlz Luv Money” is number one on ShazamUSChart, beating the likes of Lil Nax and Adele.

Ama Serwah Genfi, known professionally as Amaarae, is a Ghanaian-American singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer known for her work around representation of gender and race in music. After collaborating with local artists and putting out a few non-album singles, she released her debut 6 track EP, Passionfruit Summers in 2017.

In 2020 Amaarae released the song “Sad Girlz Luv Money” featuring Moliy on her debut album The Angel You Don’t Know. In 2021 the song was remixed with a feature from Kali Uchis which then went on to become a viral hit on social media and streaming platforms, charting globally.

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