Rema’s mega-hit ‘Calm Down,’ featuring Selena Gomez, achieves a remarkable milestone by becoming the first-ever collaboration to spend more than a full year on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Rema’s sensational track ‘Calm Down’ has earned widespread international acclaim, setting multiple records on the US Billboard Charts. This global sensation has already solidified its place in history as the first African song to claim the number one spot on the Pop Songs Chart.
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Chart Data has hailed ‘Calm Down’ as the “longest-charting and most successful African song of all time.” According to the BBC, the song remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for an impressive 57 weeks. Rema’s collaboration with Selena Gomez provided the catalyst for this infectious tune to gain immense popularity beyond the borders of Africa.
Up to this point, this chart-topping masterpiece has secured the coveted title of Best Afrobeat track at the MTV Video Music Awards. Rema further showcased his artistry by delivering a captivating live performance of the song during the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.