Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Sets African Record on Billboard Hot 100 with Top 5 Entry

‘Calm Down’, a hit track by Rema, the Afrobeats star, has achieved a milestone on Billboard’s hot 100.

In a tweet on Monday, Billboard disclosed that ‘Calm Down’ has climbed a step further to the number 5 spot on the chart.


The song has been on the chart for over 32 weeks.

Last month, the song became the highest-charting Afrobeats tune on the chart, jumping from seventh to sixth place.

‘Calm Down’ was released as a single from Rema’s debut album ‘Rave & Roses’ in February 2022.

In August of the same year, the singer collaborated with Selena Gomez, a US diva, on a remix of the hit track.

On March 3, ‘Calm Down’ was certified platinum in the United Kingdom.

On April 11, the song became India’s second longest-charting no. 1 African tune.

The song’s visuals are the most-viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube, with over 454 million views as of May 9.

‘Calm Down’ is set to also surpass over 2 billion views across all streaming platforms.

It was among the songs that featured on Barack Obama, the former US president’s favourite music of 2022.

Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, has been enjoying massive reception from music lovers since he came into the limelight.

The singer has also won several awards and recognition.

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