In a historic moment for Afrobeats music, Rema‘s sensational hit “Calm Down” has achieved a remarkable feat, surpassing CKay’s “Love Nwantiti” to become the most streamed Afrobeats song in US history.
Chart Data, a renowned American music data compilation website, revealed this exciting news on Friday, celebrating Rema’s incredible accomplishment.
Released in 2021, “Calm Down” took the world by storm with its infectious melody and relatable lyrics, resonating deeply with audiences globally. Notably, the song reached an impressive number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the first time an Afrobeats song achieved such heights on the American radio chart.
The success of “Calm Down” can be attributed to several factors, including Rema’s rising star power, its viral traction on social media, and a remix featuring none other than Latin-American pop sensation Selena Gomez. With over half a billion streams on Spotify and YouTube combined, the song has solidified its place as one of the most popular Afrobeats tracks of all time.
Rema’s achievement holds significant importance for Afrobeats music, as the genre continues to gain popularity in the US and across the globe. With “Calm Down” leading the way, Afrobeats is set to further captivate audiences, cementing its position in the hearts of music enthusiasts worldwide.