Nigerian superstar Rema’s hit single ‘Calm Down’ has achieved yet another milestone, reaching a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track, which has taken the world by storm since its release, has solidified its position as the biggest international Afrobeats song in history.
In the latest edition of the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Calm Down’ ascends two spots to claim the No. 4 position, further extending Rema’s record as the highest-charting Nigerian song and the second highest-charting African song in the history of the prestigious chart.
Having spent an impressive 38 weeks on the chart, ‘Calm Down’ is now closing in on the African record held by South African legend Hugh Masekela, whose 1968 hit ‘Grazing In The Grass’ reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ has made significant waves globally, topping charts in various countries including India, North Africa, and the Middle East. This accomplishment earned the talented artist a coveted place in the Guinness Book of Records.
The track’s collaboration with Selena Gomez on the remix version has undoubtedly contributed to its monumental success. It not only shattered the previous record set by Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber but also propelled Rema to break his own record with the historic top 4 entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
As Rema continues to push the boundaries of African music on the global stage, ‘Calm Down’ stands as a testament to his talent and the rising prominence of Afrobeats in the international music industry.