Divine Ikubor, better known by his stage name Rema, is a Nigerian music sensation who broke a record with his smash hit “Calm Down.” According to a statement on the singer’s Twitter account, the song has made history as the first No. 1 hit on The Official MENA Chart, the first regional streaming chart globally.
Rema was recognized for achieving the first number-one position on the Middle East and North Africa’s first official chart and the world’s first regional streaming chart. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) introduced the MENA Chart on November 29, 2022, when Rema’s “Calm Down” debuted at the top. The song stood at the top of the charts for over two months.
In a statement on its website, Guinness World Records acknowledged the artist for accomplishing this legendary feat. Rema joins other Nigerian musicians with Guinness World Records, like Wizkid and Femi Kuti. The MENA Chart compiles information from significant streaming services in 13 MENA nations with a population of over 300 million.
The Official MENA Chart keeps track of streams from Anghami, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, and YouTube. On YouTube, Rema’s “Calm Down” has had over 400 million views and has a remix that includes Selena Gomez, a popular American singer.
These records frequently change, and the data in this report is accurate as of today. But it’s obvious that Rema’s breakthrough with “Calm Down” has cemented his reputation as one of Nigeria’s most gifted and promising musicians.