Rema’s hit single “Calm Down” has earned significant international recognition, setting multiple records on the US Billboard Charts.
In a remarkable achievement, “Calm Down” has become the first collaboration to spend an entire year on the Pop Song Airplay Chart.
Chartdata, a music chart platform, reported that Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” has achieved a new chart record by spending 52 weeks on the Pop Song Airplay Chart.
— chart data (@chartdata) November 1, 2023
This global smash hit already made history by becoming the first African song to reach No. 1 on the Pop Songs Chart, showcasing its immense popularity in the United States.
Furthermore, the song reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, marking an African record for this century. It also spent 52 weeks on that chart, which is unprecedented for an African song.
“Calm Down” received recognition from Chart Data as the “longest-charting and most successful African song of all time”. It spent an impressive 52 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, with the collaboration featuring Selena Gomez propelling it to massive global popularity.
The top-charting track has also earned the Best Afrobeat category at the MTV Video Music Awards. Notably, Rema performed the song live during the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.
Reflecting his tremendous success in the United States, Rema received six nominations at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Afrobeats Artist, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration, and Top Billboard Global 200 Song.
Rema recently dropped a new 5-track EP titled “RAVAGE“, solidifying his superstar status and making his claim for the Afrobeats throne.