Nigerian music sensation, Divine Ikubor, famously known as Rema, continues to make waves in the music industry as his hit track “Calm Down” secures the prestigious title of the most shazammed song of 2023 on a global scale, marking a historic achievement for African music.
Calm Down creates history by becoming the first African song to claim the top spot on the Global Shazam Year-End list, surpassing renowned tracks like Miley Cyrus’ Flowers and Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary, which landed in second and third positions respectively.
Moreover, the remix version of Calm Down, featuring Selena Gomez has also soared in popularity, securing the 12th spot on the list of the most streamed songs worldwide on Apple Music for the year 2023. This remix’s international success speaks volumes about Rema’s growing global influence and appeal.
While the remix gained immense traction globally, the original Calm Down holds its ground in the United States, ranking as the 45th most-streamed song of 2023 on Apple Music. This dual success on both the global and U.S. charts signifies Rema’s ability to captivate diverse audiences across borders.
Adding to his remarkable achievements, Rema makes a significant mark on the 2023 Billboard Year-End Charts, securing an impressive 34 appearances. His consistent presence across various categories including artistes’ year-end charts, airplay, albums, and song chart entries reaffirms his position as a chart-topping force in the music industry.
Rema’s astounding success not only marks a personal milestone but also signals the rising prominence of African artists on the global music scene, setting new standards and breaking barriers with his captivating sounds and infectious melodies.