Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Extends Record As the Most Certified African Song in the US
Since its highly anticipated release in 2022 as one of the lead singles paving the way for Rema’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Raves & Roses’, ‘Calm Down’ has consistently demonstrated its prowess by achieving monumental commercial success.
As an emblem of Rema’s musical prowess, ‘Calm Down’ has now transcended boundaries, having sold an impressive 6,000,000 units in the United States alone.
This remarkable achievement solidifies ‘Calm Down’ as not just a song but a cultural phenomenon.
Its collaboration with Selena Gomez has propelled it to the echelons of success, earning the coveted RIAA 6-time platinum plaque, a testament to its enduring popularity and widespread appeal.
In its ascent to becoming the most commercially successful African song in the United States, ‘Calm Down’ has etched its place in history.
Its remix enjoyed an unprecedented journey on the Billboard Hot 100, where it lingered for over 52 weeks, a feat seldom achieved.
Peaking at an impressive No. 3 position on the chart, ‘Calm Down’ carved its name into the annals of music history, securing the highest peak for a Nigerian song and second for an African song, standing only behind Hugh Masekala’s iconic 1968 record ‘Grazing In The Grass’, which reached the summit at No. 1.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ doesn’t just break records; it shatters them.
Its accolades include being the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify, boasting an unprecedented 1 billion streams.
Furthermore, its music video has captivated audiences worldwide, earning the distinction of being the most-viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube.
As the legacy of ‘Calm Down’ continues to unfold, its impact on the global music scene serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring artists and a testament to the power of transcultural collaboration and artistic innovation.