Ghana’s Amaarae has joined the list of feisty African women making waves in music after joining Billboards top 15 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2022.
Billboard wrote, “Ghanaian singer Amaarae’s voice is unmistakable. The Interscope signee’s baby-soft whisper and genre-bending rhythms are in a lane completely of their own, and thanks to TikTok, millions were introduced to her flourishing catalog of music. In 2021, “Sad Girlz Luv Money (Remix)” featuring Kali Uchis and Moliy, went viral on the video creation app, leading to hundreds of millions of listens across platforms. Her 2020 album The Angel You Don’t Know perfectly captures the burgeoning singer’s carefree, confident demeanor, and sets the stage for a fruitful 2022.”
The Billboard top 15 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2022 included Tems, Muni long, Nardo Wick, Shenseea, Babyface Ray, Tyla Jane, Capella Grey, Marzz, Nija, B-Lovee, Joyce Wrice, DreamDoll, and Ayra Starr.
Amaarae was just announced Spotify EQUAL Africa’s Artiste of the Month – January. The program, which was launched in April 2021, takes aim at the gender disparity in the music industry by amplifying the work of women creators. It’s part of Spotify’s new campaign, EQUAL, to demonstrate their commitment to fostering equity for women in audio and celebrating their global contributions.