Rema ‘Calm Down’ Sets New Billboard Record with 39 Weeks on Hot 100
Written by maxfmeditor3 on June 7, 2023
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Sets New Billboard Record with 39 Weeks on Hot 100
Nigerian music sensation Rema continues to make waves on the international music scene as his hit track ‘Calm Down’ extends its impressive run on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With its 39th week on the chart, Rema solidifies his position as the longest-charting African artist and even surpasses Selena Gomez’s record for the longest-charting song. Let’s dive into the details of this remarkable achievement and take a look at other notable songs on the chart.
The Billboard Hot 100 Update:
In the most recent Billboard Hot 100 update for the week of June 10, 2023, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ dropped one spot from its peak position at number 4 to number 5. However, this slight decline doesn’t dampen the song’s incredible feat of remaining on the chart for an impressive 39 weeks. ‘Calm Down’ has become a prominent figure in the Afrobeats genre, earning recognition in various countries worldwide.
Continued Dominance on the U.S Afrobeats Songs Chart: On the U.S Afrobeats Songs Chart, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ continues to hold the top spot for an astonishing 40th week. The song’s infectious rhythm and captivating lyrics have resonated with listeners, cementing its status as a chart-topping hit. Meanwhile, Libianca’s ‘People’ climbs to number 3, Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ remix featuring Tems and Justin Bieber moves up to number 3, and Tems’ ‘Free Mind’ slips to number 4. Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ maintains its position at number 5, showcasing the strength of Nigerian artists on the international stage.
This week also sees some notable debuts on the Billboard Hot 100. Seyi Vibez makes a strong entry with ‘Hat-Trick’ debuting at number 30, followed by ‘Amdallah’ at number 47. Adekunle Gold’s ‘Do You Mind’ also makes its presence felt, entering the chart at number 46. These new additions highlight the diversity and talent within the Nigerian music industry, captivating global audiences with their unique sounds and compelling lyrics.
Transitioning the Afrobeats Movement:
The prolonged success of Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ and the growing presence of Nigerian artists on international charts signify the rising influence and global recognition of Afrobeats music. Artists like Rema, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and others are showcasing the rich cultural heritage and vibrant sounds of Africa to a global audience, bridging the gap between continents and fostering musical unity.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ continues to make history on the Billboard Hot 100, extending its record-breaking run to 39 weeks. This accomplishment not only solidifies Rema’s status as a rising star in the music industry but also highlights the immense talent within the Afrobeats genre. As the global appeal of Nigerian music grows, we can expect more chart-topping hits and groundbreaking achievements from the talented artists shaping the future of African music.