Rema’s Afrobeats hit ‘Calm Down’ gets 1 billion streams in the US

In another landmark feat, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ with Selena Gomez is the first Afrobeats and African song to accumulate over a billion on-demand streams in the United States.

This was revealed in a post by Chart Data on June 17, 2024. The hit song is one of the lead singles of Rema’s debut album ‘Raves & Roses’ released in March 2022. After enjoying commercial success, the single would get a Selena Gomez remix released as one of the tracks on the deluxe version.

The remix would become a mega smash hit globally, especially in the United States where it set several notable records for an Afrobeats record and a song by an African artist.

‘Calm Down’ remix peaked at NO. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 which is a record for a contemporary African song and second only to Huge Masekala‘s 1968 chart-topper ‘Grazing In The Grass’.

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