Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ becomes most streamed African song in US history


‘Calm Down’, a hit song by Afrobeat singer Rema, born Divine Ikubor, has become the most streamed African song in the history of the United States.

The song displaced CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ which was hitherto the most streamed African song in US history.

The statistic was made known on Friday by Chart Data, an American music data compilation website, via its Twitter page.

The statistics firm tweeted, “@heisrema’s ‘Calm Down’ is now the #1 most streamed Afrobeats song in US history, surpassing @ckay_yo’s ‘love nwantiti’.”


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As of the time of filing this report, Rema, 23, had yet to react to his latest achievement.

‘Calm Down’ became the highest-peaking Nigerian song (number three) on US Billboard Hot 100 following a remix with American superstar, Selena Gomez.

The song is also the first African song to top the American radio chart.