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History Made As Rema Becomes The First African Artiste To Join The Billions Club On Spotify

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Rema's Calm Down Hits 1 Billion Streams On Spotify

In yet another remarkable milestone, Nigerian talented singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema has etched his name into the annals of music history, becoming the first African lead artiste to achieve a staggering 1 billion Spotify streams with his chart-topping hit single, ‘Calm Down,’ featuring the globally renowned Selena Gomez.

This is coming days after the sensational artiste clinched three outstanding awards at the 2023 Headies including Best Male Artiste, African Artiste Of The Year, and Digital Artiste Of The Year.

Rema joins Spotify's Billions Club with hit single Calm Down Ft. Selena Gomez

Rema joins Spotify’s Billions Club with hit single Calm Down Ft. Selena Gomez



Rema’s journey in the music industry has been nothing short of spectacular, propelling him into the ranks of Africa’s foremost music exports.

This achievement not only underscores Rema’s growing influence in the music world but also underscores the potency of cross-cultural musical collaborations in our interconnected global landscape. A Nigerian artist, Rema joined forces with American sensation Selena Gomez, and the result was nothing short of a musical earthquake that shook the world.

‘Calm Down’ swiftly became a global favorite due to its infectious fusion of Afrobeats rhythms, blended seamlessly with Afro-fusion melodies. Rema’s soulful vocals, combined with the unexpected inclusion of Selena Gomez on an Afrobeats track, added a unique flavor that captivated listeners worldwide. The song’s production skillfully intertwined modern and traditional elements, showcasing the evolution of African music.

Rema joins Spotify's Billions Club with hit single Calm Down Ft. Selena Gomez

Rema joins Spotify’s Billions Club with hit single Calm Down Ft. Selena Gomez

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Surpassing the billion-stream mark on Spotify is no minor feat; it’s a testament to the widespread appeal of ‘Calm Down’ and Rema’s ability to create music that transcends borders, resonating with a diverse global audience. His distinctive sound has catapulted him onto the international stage, with the song receiving the highest streams from countries like the USA, India, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK.

The song’s irresistible chorus and relatable lyrics have made it a staple on dancefloors and personal playlists alike. Remarkably, ‘Calm Down’ has been added to over a million Spotify playlists, cementing its status as a go-to track for music enthusiasts worldwide.

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