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Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Breaks Record as Longest-Charting Song on Billboard Pop Airplay

Afrobeats Sensation Sets New Milestone with 68 Weeks on the Chart
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Rema has achieved a historic feat as his hit single ‘Calm Down’ becomes the longest-charting song in the history of the Billboard Pop Airplay chart. The track’s remarkable journey includes spending an impressive 64 weeks on the chart, testifying to its enduring popularity and widespread appeal.

Released as one of the lead singles from Rema’s 2022 debut album ‘Raves & Roses,’ “Calm Down” gained international acclaim and achieved platinum status in the United States. The song’s success was further amplified when American popstar Selena Gomez featured on the remix, propelling it to new heights.

As it enters its 68th week on the Billboard Pop Airplay chart, “Calm Down” surpasses the previous record held by Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” which charted for 67 weeks. Rema’s track has consistently broken barriers, previously becoming the first African song to reach the summit of the Billboard Pop Airplay chart, spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, holding the record for the longest No. 1 song in the history of the Billboard Afrobeats Songs chart, and achieving the milestone of being the first Afrobeats song to surpass 1 billion streams on Spotify.

January 13, 2024

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