Rema is sweeping the globe as his hit single “Calm Down” ascends to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The incredible performance of the song has propelled Rema to international renown, establishing him as one of the foremost artists in the rapidly expanding Afrobeats genre.
The week of April 22, 2023, “Calm Down” rose one position from its previous peak of No. 7, extending its chart run to a remarkable 32 weeks. The song received its RIAA certification shortly after its February 2022 release, further solidifying its global triumph and influence.
“Calm Down” has amassed over 2 billion streams and is YouTube’s most-viewed Afrobeats music video. The remix featuring Selena Gomez provided the song a boost, allowing Rema to debut on the Billboard Hot 100.
This achievement is not only a personal triumph for Rema, but also a landmark for the Afrobeats genre as a whole. Rema’s success is illustrative of the genre’s capacity to captivate audiences beyond the continent, as African music receives increasing recognition around the world.
Rema has become a pioneer for other performers in the industry by showcasing the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Nigerian and African music. His achievements with “Calm Down” demonstrate the ability of African music to resonate with audiences worldwide, paving the way for even greater future success.
As Rema continues to create waves in the music industry, his followers eagerly anticipate his next move. Despite hints of a potential musical hiatus, the artist’s current trajectory shows no signs of slowing down. Rema’s influence on the global music scene is now undeniable, and his accomplishments are evidence of the genre’s limitless potential.