Rema Breaks African Record with “Calm Down” on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Afrobeats music continues to make waves globally as Rema’s hit single “Calm Down” has now been on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 35 weeks, equaling the duration of Wizkid’s “Essence” featuring Tems and Justin Bieber, which broke the previous African record.

Rema has now set a new record as the highest-charting African single after breaking his previous record and debuting at No. 5 on the chart. As the song continues to hold its position, Rema is set to hold the new African record for the longest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after just one more week.

The feat is a testament to the growing influence of Afrobeats music and the impressive talent of Nigerian artists like Rema and Wizkid. It is an exciting time for the African music industry as more artists continue to gain recognition on the global stage.


Rema’s international recognition soared after the release of the “Calm Down” remix featuring Selena Gomez. The song has achieved several significant milestones, including a Diamond certification in France, Platinum certifications in the UK and US, and numerous certifications in other countries, including Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Poland, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark, and Portugal.

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Making history as the first African single to top the Billboard Pop Radio chart, the song has also retained the record for the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard US Afrobeat songs chart.


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