Nigerian superstar, Wizkid‘s groundbreaking single, “Essence” featuring Tems became the most searched song on Shazam in the United State.
This remarkable achievement came about shortly after the remix with Justin Bieber was released and became the first Nigerian song to chart in the top 20 of the Billboard 200, at No. 16. The song achieved that feat by climbing 28 places, from 44.
‘Essence’ is off Wizkid’s fourth studio album, “Made in Lagos” in October last year.
Earlier this month, Wizkid’s Essence hit one million hits on Shazam. This was made known by the music searching app, Shazam themselves, via their Twitter page on the 4th of August 2021 where they announced that the song has reached one million shazam.
They wrote, “Big congrats to @wizkidayo!! #Essence is now the most Shazamed song in the United States ?”
In less than a year, Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ becomes the second African song to hit a milestone on Shazam. In Q4 2020, Master KG‘s ‘Jerusalema’ became the most Shazamed song in the world.