Nigerian star Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down (Remix)” notches a record-extending 15th week at number one on the US Afrobeats chart.
It is never a surprise to see new records set. That’s how things ought to be. You know? People setting records, and everyone else trying to break it. What we would give to be Rema and Selena Gomez right now.
The Nigerian star and the “Only Murders In The Building” actress teamed up and gave the world one of the year’s biggest tunes. The song hit the top of the Billboard US Afrobeats chart fifteen weeks ago and has stayed there since.
It has also been praised as one of the best songs of 2022. Afrobeats has received a warm welcome from the world following the dominance of Wizkid & Tems’ “Essence” and Ckay’s “Love Nwantinti.” Other stars, including Rema, have taken the baton and run with it.
There have been more intentional international collaborations that continue to shine a light on Africa. Gomez’s feature on “Calm Down (Remix)” was precisely what the song needed to become the international hit it is today. They hold the record for the longest run at number one on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart. Let’s see if they will extend it to next week.