Nigerian sensation Rema has experienced a remarkable 2023, with his hit single ‘Calm Down’ reaching the pinnacle of charts in multiple countries, solidifying its status as the biggest African export to date.
In a groundbreaking achievement, Rema has become the first African artist to secure a spot on the Billboard 2023 end-of-the-year chart with his debut album ‘Raves & Roses,’ claiming the impressive position of No. 157.
Fueled by the immense commercial success of ‘Calm Down,’ his collaboration with Selena Gomez, Rema secured the 41st spot on Billboard’s 2023 end-of-the-year artist chart.
The collaborative mega-hit with Selena Gomez reached No. 3 on the charts and spent over a calendar year, setting an unprecedented record for an African artist.
Rema concluded the year as the second-ranking Afrobeats artist, trailing only behind Burna Boy.
Following his historic achievement as the youngest African artist to sell out the O2 Arena, Rema received recognition from Spotify for his track ‘Calm Down,’ featuring Selena Gomez, which amassed an astounding 1 billion streams on the platform.
The Billboard end-of-the-year chart serves as a testament to Rema’s phenomenal impact in the United States, where he continues to elevate African music on the global stage.