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41 Weeks And Counting: Rema’s “Calm Down” Remain Top Of Billboard U.S. Afrobeat’s Chart

Rema’s “Calm Down” has gradually spread worldwide since its release to become Nigeria’s biggest musical export, topping charts in numerous nations and receiving numerous certifications. ‘Calm Down’ by Rema has maintained his hegemony over the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Chart. Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” has become the highest-charting single from an Afrobeats lead artist in Billboard Hot 100 history, despite its growth being so gradual that you might not have realized how big it has gotten. Six months after its first release, “Calm Down” gained new life thanks to Selena Gomez’s remix, allowing it to debut on the Hot 100.

41 Weeks And Counting: Rema'S &Quot;Calm Down&Quot; Remain Top Of Billboard U.s. Afrobeat'S Chart, Yours Truly, News, May 26, 2024

The song, which made its Hot 100 debut in September of last year, climbed 5-3 to a new top in its 40th week on the chart dated June 18. It’s Rema’s first appearance on the chart, and it’s now Gomez’s second-highest peaking song of her career, trailing only “Lose You to Love Me,” which reached No. 1 in 2019.

41 Weeks And Counting: Rema'S &Quot;Calm Down&Quot; Remain Top Of Billboard U.s. Afrobeat'S Chart, Yours Truly, News, May 26, 2024

Rema’s “Calm Down” enters its 62nd week on the current Billboard U.S. Afrobeats chart (Chart week June 17, 2023), extending its reign at the top to 41 weeks. The song “People” by Libianca stays at No. 2 and spends an additional 27 weeks on the chart. Tems’ “Free Mind” climbs to No. 3, while Wizkid’s “Essence,” features Tems and Justin Bieber, falls to No. 4.

Burna Boy’s “Sitting On Top Of The World” debuts at No. 5, followed by “Love Nwantiti” by CKay, which rises one spot to No. 6, “Last Last” by Burna Boy, which falls three spots to No. 7, and “Rush” by Ayra Starr, which drops five spots to No. 8. While Fireboy’s “Peru,” which features Ed Sheeran, loses one place to No. 10, Victony’s “Soweto” remix, featuring Rema and Don Toliver, stays at No. 9. This week’s top two debuts are Zinoleesky’s “A1 (Feeling Disorder)” at No. 22 and Olamide’s “New Religion” feat. Asake at No. 17.

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