Rema: The Afro Artist of the Year Taking the World by Storm with 'Calm Down
In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of music, Rema, the talented Afro artist, has emerged as a true sensation, garnering global recognition with his single "Calm Down." The track, released under Jonzing World/Mavin/SMG Music/Virgin/Interscope Records, has proven to be a game-changer for Rema, propelling him to the forefront of the industry and solidifying his position as the Afro artist of the year.
Recently, Rema achieved a remarkable feat as "Calm Down" soared to the top of Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay chart on May 13, marking his very first number one hit on this prestigious list. The collaboration with international pop sensation Selena Gomez has undoubtedly been a match made in musical heaven, as it also marked Gomez's inaugural chart-topper on Adult Pop Airplay, following five previous top 10 hits.
The success of "Calm Down" extends far beyond Adult Pop Airplay, as the song concurrently held the number one position on the all-format Radio Songs chart for three weeks straight. With an impressive 92 million audience impressions, the track's popularity and airplay only continue to grow, signifying its undeniable appeal to a diverse range of listeners.
Furthermore, "Calm Down" has been dominating the Pop Airplay chart, reclaiming the top spot for four consecutive weeks. For Rema, this marked his first number one hit on Pop Airplay, while for Gomez, it became her longest-leading number one out of her four chart-topping titles. The song's resounding success has firmly established it as one of the most loved and enduring tracks of its time.
But that's not all; Rema and Gomez's collaboration also conquered the Rhythmic Airplay chart for an impressive four weeks in May-June. This remarkable achievement underscores the song's ability to transcend genres and appeal to a wide range of audiences, making it a standout track in recent music history.
In fact, "Calm Down" has become the first song in recent years to achieve such crossover appeal, dominating Pop Airplay, Adult Pop Airplay, and Rhythmic Airplay since Lizzo's "About Damn Time" in July-August the previous year. The track's widespread success has placed Rema and Gomez in the company of some of the biggest names in the music industry, solidifying their status as global icons.
As the accolades and records continue to pile up for "Calm Down," there's no doubt that Rema has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of Afro music. His ability to captivate audiences worldwide with his unique style and magnetic presence sets him apart as a truly exceptional artist. With "Calm Down" and other incredible tracks in his repertoire, the future looks incredibly bright for Rema as he continues to soar to new heights in the music industry.