Tems is set to receive recognition at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music event, adding another accolade to her list of achievements as a Grammy-winning artist.
Gaining international acclaim in 2020 for her standout contribution to Wizkid’s hit song ‘Essence,’ Tems has achieved remarkable commercial success, solidifying her status as one of Nigeria’s prominent music stars.
It is a great milestone that the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is poised to be honoured as the Breakthrough Artist by Billboard at the Women in Music ceremony scheduled for March 6, 2024.
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The Nigerian sensation gained global prominence after she collaborated on Wizkid’s ‘Essence,’ which not only achieved massive commercial success but also reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Following her mainstream breakthrough in the United States, her single ‘Free Mind‘ experienced a resurgence, securing multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tems’ remarkable journey continued as she featured on rapper Future‘s Grammy-winning hit ‘Wait For U,’ which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her as the first Nigerian artist to achieve such a debut atop the chart.
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Further collaborations with Drake on ‘Fountain‘ and Beyonce on ‘Move‘ resulted in both songs earning her entries on the Hot 100, bringing her total to five—an unprecedented record for a Nigerian artist.
Closing out 2023 with the release of two singles, Tems is gearing up for the highly anticipated debut album set to be unveiled in 2024. This recognition at the Billboard Women in Music event serves as a testament to her ongoing success in the global music scene.
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