Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Becomes Second Highest Afrobeats Song On Billboard Hot 100


Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor aka Rema continues to soar in his career.

The most recent Billboard Hot 100 chart shows that his hit single ‘Calm Down’ achieved a major peak.

In the week of February 23rd, 2023, the remix of ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez enters the chart at No. 25, two spots higher than its previous position of No. 27.

This is the 27th week for ‘Calm Down‘ on the chart, and it is now the second-highest-charting Afrobeats song after Wizkid’s ‘Essence’, which reached No. 9 following the success of the Justin Bieber remix.

Tems also appears on the chart with Future’s ‘Wait For U’, which maintains its position at No. 36 and has been on the chart for 39 weeks.

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Regarding the US Afrobeats Songs Chart, the top 10 had minimal changes this week. Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ remix retains the No. 1 spot for 25 weeks and remains on the chart for its 48th week.

‘People’ by Libianca stays at No. 2, while Tems’ ‘Higher’ remains at No. 3, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ is at No. 4, and Wizkid‘s ‘Essence’ moves up to No. 5. Burna Boy‘s ‘Last Last’ drops to No. 6, CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ moves up to No. 7, while ‘Alone’ drops to No. 8. Fireboy’s ‘Peru’ and Oxlade’s ‘Kulosa’ retain the 9th and 10th spots, respectively.

As for debuts this week, Ayra Starr’s ‘Sability’ debuts at No. 14, Spyro’s ‘Who’s Your Guy’ debuts at No. 27, and Pheelz’s ‘Pheelz Like Summer’ debuts at No. 44.


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