Rema makes history, becomes first african to hit #1 on Billboard Global chart

Date 2023-01-11

Category Gist & Gossip

From hitting top 10 on genius, Rema makes history, becomes first african to hit #1 on Billboard Global chart.

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Barely one month after charting at #4 on the Genius Lyrics chart, talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has become the first African act to hit the number one spot on the Billboard Global chart.

The Mavin/Jonzing World star, who had an amazing 2022, including his voice being featured in the trailer of the sequel to Marvel Studio’s iconic movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” among other feats, continues to hit global milestones with his talent.

In his latest feat, the superstar claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, leaping from No. 8 with his globally accepted tune “Calm Down,” which features American singer Selena Gomez.

According to Billboard, the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world. The Global 200 chart is inclusive of worldwide data, and the Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the United States.

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