Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Hits One Billion Streams on Spotify, Solidifying His Position as an Afrobeats Trailblazer

In a momentous announcement filled with excitement, Spotify, the world’s leading online streaming platform, proudly revealed a groundbreaking achievement by Nigerian music powerhouse Rema.

His chart-topping single, “Calm Down,” featuring Selena Gomez, has achieved an unprecedented milestone, crossing the one billion streams mark on Spotify.

This remarkable feat not only sets a record but also cements Rema’s status as a global music sensation.

Rema’s Meteoric Rise

Since his debut in the music industry, Rema has been riding a wave of commercial success that has positioned him as one of Africa’s most prominent music exports.

His undeniable talent as a hitmaker has consistently placed him among the top 10 most streamed Afrobeats artists of all time.

With this latest accomplishment, Rema’s star shines brighter than ever, firmly establishing him as a heavyweight in the music scene.

Spotify’s Perspective

Victor Okpala, Spotify’s Artiste and Label Partnerships Manager for West Africa, highlighted Rema’s inclusion in the top 10 most streamed Afrobeats artists on the platform, part of Spotify’s “Journey to a Billion Streams” project.

This data-driven project showcases Rema’s artistry and global appeal, emphasizing the groundbreaking nature of his achievement.

Okpala underlined that the song’s entry into the “Billions Club” was not a surprise, given its widespread popularity.

Musical Fusion and Global Influence

“Calm Down” garnered global acclaim for its fusion of Afrobeats rhythms and Afro-fusion melodies.

Rema’s soulful vocals, combined with the unexpected feature of Selena Gomez in an Afrobeats song, contributed to its international appeal.

The track’s production seamlessly blends contemporary and traditional elements, representing the evolution of African music on the world stage.

Reaching one billion streams on Spotify is a testament to the universal appeal of “Calm Down” and Rema’s ability to create music that resonates with diverse audiences worldwide.

Global Reach and Cross-Cultural Impact

The song’s immense success spanned across countries, with the majority of streams coming from the USA, India, Mexico, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.

Its catchy chorus and relatable lyrics made it a staple on dancefloors and personal playlists, evident by its presence on over a million Spotify playlists.

This achievement demonstrates the transcendent power of music, breaking cultural and geographical boundaries and inspiring aspiring artists to create boundary-pushing music.

Rema’s Gratitude

In response to this monumental achievement, Rema expressed his gratitude and pride, not only for himself and his team but also for the broader cultural significance.

He acknowledged the role of fans, DJs, and supporters in making this achievement possible, emphasizing the collective effort that brought “Calm Down” to the forefront.

This historic milestone symbolizes not only Rema’s individual success but also the capacity of music to unite people and resonate with audiences worldwide.


Rema’s journey to one billion streams on Spotify with “Calm Down” is a landmark achievement that reflects his status as a trailblazing musical talent.

This accomplishment not only solidifies his place in music history but also sets the stage for an exciting new chapter in his career.

As Rema continues to inspire with his music, his fans eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this remarkable artist and the cultural impact he will continue to make.

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