Rema Continues Global Takeover With MENA Milestone Thanks To “Calm Down”

Nigerian music sensation Rema continues to make waves and break new ground, as his popular song “Calm Down” became his first No. 1 hit on the official MENA charts.

Since his debut, this talented vocalist has gradually won a following and gained recognition all over the world.

“Calm Down” currently has nearly 388 million streams on Spotify, and its popular remix with Selena Gomez has amassed a staggering 717,512,920 streams on the service.

The song received numerous nominations and consistently debuted at the top of charts around the world, notably reaching the top three in countries such as Belgium, France, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Remember, our remix with Selena Gomez was nominated for Best Social Trending Song at the 2023 Global Awards.

On November 29, 2022, the IFPI (Federation of the Recording Industry) announced that “Calm Down” had reached No. 1 on the MENA music streaming chart for the first time ever.

The recently released Official MENA Charts is a regional platform where music lovers celebrate the top streaming songs each week, covering the top 20 songs in the region.

This graph summarizes information from over 300 million people in 13 MENA countries.

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates are some of the hottest markets.

For the widest possible coverage, this ranking also includes information from major streaming services such as YouTube, Deezer, Spotify and Apple Music.

It also provides tools that allow users to follow their favorite record labels and musicians to keep track of the names they want and the latest trends.

Only 23 years old, Lema, who has already achieved great success, was thrilled to hear the news.

He thanked his regional supporters and thanked them for helping “Calm Down” reach number one on the official MENA charts for the first time ever. Lemma also thanked the label’s staff for their dedicated support.

Lemma grew up listening to Afrobeats, but never imagined that she would enter the industry.

However, he had a great passion for rap. Rema’s music is a mix of rap and trap vibes, blending his trap beats with traditional beats influenced by Arabic and Indian sounds. He embraces various waves and styles.

He calls this particular fusion “Afrorave”. This is a subset of the well-known Afrobeat music.

Lemma’s innovative, international approach to Afrobeat has found success in the global marketplace, as evidenced by the success of her remix of Selena Gomez, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Global Exclusive. US chart. Additionally, “Calm Down” reached a notable #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Despite initial resistance from some team members regarding his unique approach, Lemma remained confident and true to himself. This turned out to be the correct behavior.

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