South African singer Tyla has made history with her hit song ‘Water’.
‘Water’ is the first solo song by a South African musician to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 since Hugh Masekela’s Grazing in the Grass 55 years ago.
The 21-year-old is also South Africa’s youngest musician to appear on the list.
“Tyla debuts at number 67 on this week’s Hot 100. It is her first career entry on the chart,” US music and entertainment magazine Billboard, which compiles the list.
Tyla, whose full name is Tyla Laura Seethal reacted to the news on X saying, “I’m a South African girl born and raised in Johannesburg. This is crazy.”
The hitmaker released the visuals to ‘Water’ a week ago and has since garnered over 4 million views on YouTube.