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Entertainment of Wednesday, 7 June 2023


Rema breaks Wizkid’s record on Billboard chart

A collage of Rema, Wizkid A collage of Rema, Wizkid

Sensational Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, has broken Wizkid’s record for the longest-running African song atop the Billboard World Digital Song Sales.

Rema’s hit song with Selena Gomez, ‘Calm Down’ has spent a record 18 weeks at No. 1 on the chart this week, surpassing Wizkid and Tems’ 2020 ‘Essence’ which spent 17 weeks atop the chart.

However, ‘Calm Down’ slipped one step down to No. 5 this week on the main Billboard Hot 100 chart.

You may recalls that the song reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week, making it the highest-charting and longest-running Nigerian song in the history of the chart.

‘Calm Down’ also debuted at No. 5 on the official Billboard Song of the Summer chart, making it the first African song to appear on the chart.