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.
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.
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.