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<strong>Rema’s “Calm Down” Set to Break Record for Longest Charting African Song on Billboard Hot 100</strong>

Rema’s “Calm Down” Set to Break Record for Longest Charting African Song on Billboard Hot 100 

Rema, the Afrobeats artist, has tied the record for the longest-charting African single on Billboard Hot 100.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

Rema has risen to international celebrity status due to the success of his smash tune ‘Calm Down,’ which continues to top the charts and receive awards worldwide.

Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 35 weeks, matching the African record set by Wizkid with ‘Essence’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber.

Rema also broke his previous African record for the highest charting African song with a No. 5 entry, breaking his last African record of No. 6.

With a top 5 record, the hitmaker is certain to create a new African history for the longest charting song, as he needs one more charting week to complete this massive feat.

Rema has risen to international prominence since the release of the ‘Calm Down’ remix starring Selena Gomez, with the record winning a Diamond plaque in France, Platinum in the UK, and Gold in the US. Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark, and Portugal have all awarded it with plaques.

The song recently became the first African song to top the Billboard Pop Radio chart. It is also the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart.

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