REMA: Mavin Records Star Breaks Wizkid’s Record on Billboard Chart


Sensational Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, aka Rema has reached a new milestone.

The singer has surpassed 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.

Recall 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.


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