Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ bags first African song to earn 1 billion streams in US

Famous Nigerian singer, Rema makes history as his hit song “Calm Down,” becomes the first African song to earn 1 billion on-demand streams in the United States.

According to Chart Data, an American music statistics company, “Calm Down” has surpassed 1 billion on-demand streams in the US.

Chart Data in a post via the X platform wrote; “REMA’s ‘Calm Down’ becomes the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over 1 billion on-demand streams in the US.”

It is worth noting that in August 2023, the “Calm Down” remix featuring Selena Gomez became the first African song to hit the billion-stream mark on Spotify.

Additionally, the original version of “Calm Down” was recognized by Guinness World Records as the first number-one song on the world’s first regional streaming chart, MENA.

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