Nigerian artist Rema has made history with his hit single “Calm Down” featuring Selena Gomez, which has now become the highest-charting Nigerian song on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has climbed to number 8 on the chart, surpassing the previous record set by WizKid and Tems’ “Essence,” which peaked at number 9.
Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, rose to fame in 2019 with his debut single since then, he has become one of the most promising artists in Nigeria’s rapidly growing music industry. With his unique blend of afrobeats, trap, and pop, Rema has been able to capture the attention of audiences both at home and abroad.
The success of “Calm Down” is a testament to the growing influence of Nigerian music on the global stage. Over the past decade, Nigerian artists like WizKid, Burna Boy, and Davido have gained international recognition for their unique sound and style.
As more and more people discover the vibrant music scene in Nigeria, it is likely that we will see even more Nigerian artists making waves on the Billboard Hot 100 and other global charts.
For Rema, the success of “Calm Down” is just the beginning. With a new album on the horizon and a growing fanbase around the world, he is poised to become one of the biggest stars in Nigerian music.
As he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in afrobeats and beyond, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking music from this talented artist in the years to come.
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