Nigerian singer Rema is continuing to reach new heights in his career with yet another milestone achieved. This week, his hit song “Calm Down” featuring Selena Gomez charted at number eight on Billboard’s Hot 100. This is a significant accomplishment for both Rema and the Nigerian music industry, as it marks the first time a Nigerian song has ever charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
The success of “Calm Down” has been steady, with the song climbing up from its initial position of 109 on Billboard’s 200. It’s not just the Hot 100 where the song is making waves; it has also garnered over 400 million views on YouTube.
Rema’s album, Rave & Roses, has also been making waves, remaining as the longest-running Nigerian album on Billboard’s Heat seekers Album Charts. It’s clear that Rema is not just a one-hit wonder; he is consistently creating quality music that is resonating with audiences around the world.
While this is Rema’s first-ever entry into the Billboard charts, Selena Gomez is no stranger to the top 10. “Calm Down” marks her ninth top 10 hit, further cementing her position as a powerhouse in the music industry.
It’s exciting to see Nigerian music gaining more recognition on the global stage, and Rema’s success is a testament to the hard work and talent of the artists in the Nigerian music industry. With the continued success of artists like Rema and the growing popularity of afrobeat music around the world, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking achievements from Nigerian artists in the future.