Nigerian sensational afrobeats star Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, is closing in on late South African music icon Hugh Masekela’s record for the highest-charting African song on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The remix version of his hit song ‘Calm Down,’ which featured American singer Selena Gomez, hit a new peak at Number 4 on this week’s Hot 100 chart, which is a Nigerian record.
Rema earlier surpassed Wizkid’s record as the highest charting Nigerian lead artist in Billboard Hot 100 history after ‘Calm Down’ surpassed ‘Essence’ which peaked at number 9 last year. ‘Calm Down’ is projected to hit a new peak next week.
In a tweet, Billboard disclosed that ‘Calm Down’ has climbed a step further to the number 4 position on the chart.