UK Afrobeats Chart to launch on BBC Radio 1Xtra

A new countdown is heading to BBC Radio 1Xtra this weekend with the launch of the Official UK Afrobeats Chart.

The Top 20 weekly rundown will spotlight the fast rising Afrobeats scene in the UK, initiated by the Afro Nation festival and compiled by the Official Charts Company.

It will use UK sales and streaming data from over 9,000 outlets, incorporating audio and video streams, downloads and physical sales.

The very first chart will be unveiled in a special The Official UK Afrobeats Show on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Sunday 26th July from 1pm-3pm, featuring a range of hosts and artists from around the world.

The Top 20 chart will be published every Sunday thereafter at 2pm via a weekly Spotify Official UK Afrobeats Chart playlist, along with a bonus slot to spotlight a new release for listeners to discover.

A weekly video countdown on the Afro Nation and Official Charts social channels, with the full chart published on