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Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Achieves 6x Platinum Status in the US, Continues Record-Breaking Success

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Since its debut in 2022, Rema’s hit single ‘Calm Down,’ featuring Selena Gomez, has been on a trajectory of unprecedented success. Recently, the song reached another milestone by selling 6,000,000 units in the United States, earning it an RIAA 6-time platinum plaque.

The remix of ‘Calm Down’ experienced immense popularity in the US, maintaining a presence on the Billboard Hot 100 for over 52 weeks. Its peak at No. 3 on the chart marked a historic moment, becoming the highest peak for a Nigerian song and the second highest for an African song, following Hugh Masekala’s 1968 hit ‘Grazing In The Grass,’ which reached No. 1.

Notably, ‘Calm Down’ holds several records, including being the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify, boasting an astonishing 1 billion streams. Additionally, it holds the title for the most-viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube, solidifying its status as a global phenomenon.

February 12, 2024

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