Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Makes History with 1 Billion US Streams

Rema's 'Calm Down' Makes History with 1 Billion US Streams

Afrobeats sensation Rema has etched his name in the history books with his hit single ‘Calm Down,’ which has achieved an unprecedented milestone of one billion on-demand streams in the United States. This groundbreaking achievement not only underscores Rema’s immense talent but also marks a significant moment for the Afrobeats genre globally.

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Released in 2022, ‘Calm Down’ quickly captured the hearts of listeners worldwide. Its remix featuring Selena Gomez further amplified its success, propelling the track to new heights. The single soared to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a rare feat for Afrobeats tracks. Additionally, it became the first Afrobeats song to top the American radio chart.

Chart Data, an American music stats company, confirmed this remarkable milestone, highlighting the growing influence and popularity of Afrobeats music. Rema’s achievement with ‘Calm Down’ makes him the first African artist to reach this milestone, a testament to his global appeal and the genre’s expanding reach.

The remix of ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez also made history last year by becoming the first African song to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Moreover, the original version of ‘Calm Down’ was recognized by the Guinness World Records for topping the world’s inaugural regional streaming chart, MENA.

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