Rema has reached yet another astounding milestone with his smash tune ‘Calm Down,’ which features Selena Gomez.
‘Calm Down’ has now received one billion streams on Spotify, according to data published as part of Spotify’s Afrobeats: Journey to a Billion Streams project.
The song achieved the milestone in a little over a year.
“It’s a blessing. It’s not just a big win for me, my team and family, it’s also a big one for the culture. I feel really happy and I’m really proud of the fans as well for going back to the song and putting people on the song. Shout out to the DJs and everyone who made this possible,” said Rema when he heard the news from Spotify.
‘Calm Down’ was released in February 2022 as a single off ‘Rave and Roses’, Rema’s debut album.
The singer teamed up with Gomez for the song’s remix — a few months later.
Since its release, the song’s remix has continued to rake in massive numbers on streaming services, break records and earn awards.
‘Calm Down’ went platinum in the UK on March 3 and by April 11, it became India’s second longest-charting no 1 African song.
It was named the longest-charting African song on Billboard Hot 100 in June.
In August, ‘Calm Down’ became Billboard’s longest-charting US Afrobeats song with 52 weeks.
With over 627 million views — as of September 10 — it is the most-viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube.
It also featured on ex-US President Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2022.
With a slew of awards and accolades, the Afrobeats star has firmly established himself as one of the prominent names in the African music industry.
Rema recently won the ‘Best Male Artiste’ and ‘Digital Artiste Of The Year’ at the just concluded 16th Headies.