Calm Down by Rema ft. Selena Gomez Surpasses 1 Billion Spotify Streams. With its top streams coming from the US, India, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK. The digital streaming platform claims that this achievement makes the song the first African artist-led music to reach this milestone. The change comes after the song was added to Spotify’s 2023 Songs of Summer playlist with songs by other international superstars including Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and SZA last month.
It’s a good thing. It’s a significant victory for the culture as well as for myself, my team, and my family, Rema remarked. “I’m incredibly excited, and I’m also really proud of the fans for returning to the song and adding people to it. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen, especially the DJs.
First African artist-led music to reach this milestone
Victor Okpala, Spotify’s artist and label partnerships manager for West Africa, commented on Rema’s most recent achievement, saying: “This milestone is truly exceptional for Rema, signaling a crucial time for this gifted musician and the broader Afrobeats community. It’s obvious that the genre is having a big impact and growing in influence on the international music scene, therefore we at Spotify are thrilled to keep promoting it.
‘Calm Down’ has won several awards since its debut. Over a million Spotify users have added the Andre Vibez and London-produced song to their playlists. It also has a high position on the Billboard Hot 100. With 628 million views on YouTube, the song’s music video holds the record for the most-watched Afrobeats video ever. At the 16th Headies, which was held at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, US, the song also helped Rema win three awards.
Rema and Selena Gomez will be competing for three awards at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. Which will be held at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey, on September 12. They are looking to win the Best Afrobeats Song, Best Collaboration, and Song of the Year prizes.
Calm Down by Rema ft. Selena Gomez Awards Nominations
According to the aggregate predictions of Gold Derby users who have been putting their bets here in our predictions centre, Rema and Selena Gomez will win the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration. The top odds for their smash song “Calm Down” are 6/1. Do you concur with our predictions?
VMAs have nominated “Calm Down” for three awards: Song of the Year, Best Afrobeats, and Best Collaboration. This year’s VMAs include a brand-new category in honor of the rising popularity of music with African influences on the continent and beyond the world. Given that fans vote for these honors, it could be difficult for anybody to surpass “Calm Down” as it has dominated Billboard’s Afrobeats chart for more than a year.