Rema‘s hit track ‘Calm Down’ has garnered massive international recognition, setting numerous records on the US Billboard Charts. The global sensation has already etched its name in history as the first African song to top the Pop Songs Chart.
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Chart Data proclaimed Calm Down as the “longest-charting and most successful African song of all time”. According to BBC, the song spent 57 weeks on Billboard Hot 100. The collaboration with Selena Gomez opened the door for the powerful tune to gain massive popularity outside Africa.
To date, the top-charting track has secured the Best Afrobeat category at the MTV Video Music Awards, and Rema delivered a live performance of the song during the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.