Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Rema has hit a phenomenal achievement as his hist track “Calm Down” featuring American singer, Selena Gomez has reached 1 billion streams on Spotify.
The song has become a global anthem, resonating with audiences across diverse cultures and regions. The song’s blend of infectious beats, soulful lyrics, and Rema’s distinctive voice has captivated listeners since its release.
The 1 billion streams milestone on Spotify is a clear indication of the track’s widespread popularity and enduring appeal.
Spotify representatives presented Rema with a commemorative plaque, recognizing his exceptional accomplishment, as the first ever African artist to receive Spotify’s Billion Club Plaque, while serving as a token of appreciation for his contribution to the global music landscape.
“Rema’s remarkable achievement of reaching one billion streams on Spotify is a testament to the growth of African music and the continued growth of Afrobeats globally. Receiving his Spotify one billion plaque at his first headlined O2 Arena Show marks a significant moment in history,” said Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are thrilled to witness this first of its kind moment for an African artist-led track on Spotify, and we eagerly anticipate many more African artists reaching this milestone.“