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Rema's "Calm Down" Continues to Make Music History
20th Jun 2024, 07:42
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Rema's "Calm Down" just can't stop shattering records. The 24-year-old Nigerian sensation's hit has now earned the title of the most-streamed Afrobeats song in the US, according to Chart Data on X. It's officially "the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over one billion on-demand streams in the US."


Released in February 2022 as part of Rema's debut album, “Rave and Roses”, Calm Down" got an extra boost a few months later when Rema teamed up with US pop star Selena Gomez for a remix. The collaboration hit the billion-play mark on Spotify, making waves globally. The remix also boasts nearly 894 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched music video by a Nigerian artist.


The track made history by spending a year on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three. This achievement marks it as the highest-charting song with an Afrobeats artist as the lead.


Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, is now firmly in the ranks of Afrobeats giants like Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido. He proudly calls his unique take on Afrobeats "Afrorave," and with these milestones, it's clear he's making a lasting impact on the music world.


Source: BBC


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Rema's "Calm Down" Continues to Make Music History
20th Jun 2024, 07:42
(245 people have read this)

Rema's "Calm Down" just can't stop shattering records. The 24-year-old Nigerian sensation's hit has now earned the title of the most-streamed Afrobeats song in the US, according to Chart Data on X. It's officially "the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over one billion on-demand streams in the US."


Released in February 2022 as part of Rema's debut album, “Rave and Roses”, Calm Down" got an extra boost a few months later when Rema teamed up with US pop star Selena Gomez for a remix. The collaboration hit the billion-play mark on Spotify, making waves globally. The remix also boasts nearly 894 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched music video by a Nigerian artist.


The track made history by spending a year on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three. This achievement marks it as the highest-charting song with an Afrobeats artist as the lead.


Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, is now firmly in the ranks of Afrobeats giants like Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido. He proudly calls his unique take on Afrobeats "Afrorave," and with these milestones, it's clear he's making a lasting impact on the music world.


Source: BBC


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