Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, has achieved a remarkable feat by breaking Wizkid’s record on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.
His collaboration with Selena Gomez, titled ‘Calm Down,’ has secured the top spot for a staggering 18 weeks, surpassing Wizkid and Tems’ ‘Essence,’ which held the position for 17 weeks in 2020.
While ‘Calm Down’ slipped to No. 5 on the main Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, it still retains its remarkable achievement on the World Digital Song Sales chart.
Last week, the song reached an impressive No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the highest-charting and longest-running Nigerian song in the history of the chart.
In addition to its success on the Billboard charts, ‘Calm Down’ debuted at No. 5 on the official Billboard Song of the Summer chart, marking the first-ever African song to make an appearance on the prestigious chart.
His accomplishment highlights his rising prominence in the global music industry and showcases the increasing recognition of Nigerian artists on the international stage.