Rema, a multi-award-winning singer, composer, and performer, used his social media platform to comment on the enormous success of one of his first releases of 2023, “Holiday,” on all domestic digital streaming services. Holiday maintains the top spot on Apple Music Top Songs Nigeria chart, Deezer Chart for Nigeria, Spotify, and Audiomack. In addition, it has amassed over 3 million views on YouTube, and 3 million listens on Apple Music.
This is a historically significant accomplishment for the musician, who first released the song on February 17, 2023. Reposting it for supporters to see how far he has gone, Rema used his social media platform to commemorate this success.
The new hit single was released as a two-pack single housing “Holiday” and “Reason You,” which he first announced on Instagram hours before official publishing. Both singles were produced by Blaise Beatz and Alex Lustig, respectively, and show off Rema’s new, developed sound. Uptempo “Holiday” reflects on his struggles and the sacrifices he has made throughout his life, from Benin City to the release of his debut EP in 2019.
It also emphasizes his self-belief in the face of doubts, criticism, and rejection. But on the other hand, Rema transports the listener with “Reason You,” a song he wrote in honor of a particular person who has captured his attention, using his mesmerizing, meditative vocals.