Ever since it dropped in 2022 as a teaser for Rema’s amazing album “Raves & Roses,” “Calm Down” has been unstoppable. The song, originally released as a solo track, got even bigger when Rema teamed up with Selena Gomez for a remix.
This version racked up a whopping 6 million sales in the US, earning a super special award called a 6-time platinum plaque.
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It spent over a year on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 3—the highest spot ever reached by a Nigerian song (and the second-highest by an African song ever).
But “Calm Down” didn’t stop there. It smashed records left and right, becoming the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify with over 1 billion listens and the most viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube. Talk about chart-topping music!
With all this success, “Calm Down” isn’t just a song anymore; it’s a cultural phenomenon that crossed borders and left its mark on history. It truly shows Rema’s power to make good music and how good music can bring people together.
You can watch the video here.