Burna Boy is back with the new summer anthem “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” which he released Thursday (June 1) via Atlantic Records.
The African giant is making a triumphant comeback nearly a year after releasing its sixth studio album Damn love on July 8, 2022, which peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and earned a 2023 Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. And after recording his single “Last Last” all last summer, “Sittin’ on Top of the World” aims to do the same for summer 2023. Much like “Last Last,” it contains a sample from the 2000 Toni Braxton film “He Wasn’t Man Enough”, “Sittin’ on Top of the World” has its own hint of nostalgia: the song contains a sample of Brandy’s 1998 hit “Top of the World”, featuring Mase. Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, and LaShawn Daniels have writing credits on Brandy’s “Top of the World” as well as Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and thus have credits on Burna’s “Last Last” and “Sittin'” on Top of the World’ Records.
In the accompanying photo, Perna is seen standing atop a floating platform at one of his shows during his Love, Damini tour, and from there, fans follow his journey across the world, including red carpet stops (like the one ahead of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, where the show concluded). ), hikes to private jets, hangouts with famous friends from J Balvin to Damson Idris, shows, club appearances and so much more.
Perna will perform “Sittin’ on Top of the World” live at the sold out London Stadium station on Saturday 3rd June. The superstar will make history at his July 8 show at Citi Field in New York City when he becomes the first Nigerian artist to headline an American stadium.
Watch the “Sittin’ on Top of the World” music video below.