Tems Makes Billboard History with Longest-Running No. 1 Song by a Female Artist

Written by on May 19, 2023

Singer Tems Makes Billboard History with Longest-Running No. 1 Song by a Female Artist

Tems Makes Billboard History with Longest-Running No. 1 Song by a Female Artist

Tems Makes Billboard History

Nigerian music sensation, Tems, continues to make waves on the international music scene, and her latest achievement is nothing short of remarkable. Setting a new record on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Airplay Chart, Tems has surpassed industry giants Beyoncé and Rihanna to become the female artist with the longest-running No. 1 song. With her unique sound and undeniable talent, Tems has firmly established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the global music landscape.

Unparalleled Success: Tems’ rise to stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. Following her breakout collaboration with Wizkid on the hit track “Essence,” she has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world. Her success extends beyond her home country, Nigeria, as she has gained immense popularity in the UK and the US, solidifying her status as a mainstream artist.


Breaking Records: With her chart-topping single “Free Mind,” Tems has etched her name in music history. The track’s remarkable run on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Airplay Chart has surpassed the previous records set by iconic American artists such as Beyoncé and Rihanna. Tems’ achievement is a testament to her artistry, captivating lyrics, and soulful delivery that resonates with audiences across borders.

International Collaborations and Accolades: Tems’ talent has garnered recognition from renowned international artists. She has collaborated with industry heavyweights like Drake, Future, and Beyoncé, showcasing her versatility and ability to seamlessly blend genres. Moreover, her songwriting skills have caught the attention of global superstar Rihanna.


The accolades bestowed upon her further solidify her position as an exceptional artist. As the first Nigerian female artist to win a BET award, she has shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for future generations. In a remarkable feat, Tems became the first Nigerian artist to win two BET awards in a single night, further highlighting her remarkable talent and industry impact.

Tems’ remarkable journey reached new heights when she became the first female Afrobeats artist to win a Grammy. Her collaboration with Future on “Wait for U” earned her the Best Melodic Rap Performance award at the prestigious 2022 Grammys. This historic win not only celebrates her individual success but also elevates the profile of Afrobeats on the global stage.

Oscar Nomination: Pushing boundaries and venturing into new territories, Tems became the first Nigerian artist to receive an Oscar nomination. Her contribution to writing “Lift Me Up” on the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack earned her this distinguished recognition. This achievement further cements her position as an artist with exceptional storytelling abilities and a global impact.


Conclusion: Tems’ remarkable journey from Nigeria to international acclaim is a testament to her immense talent, dedication, and passion for her craft. With her record-breaking success on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Airplay Chart, collaborations with global superstars, and prestigious accolades, she has become a true trailblazer in the music industry. Tems continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide with her soulful sound, and her future promises even greater milestones as she solidifies her place among music’s elite.

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