Rema’s “Calm Down” Achieves RIAA Platinum Certification
DEBUT ALBUM RAVE & ROSES OUT NOW
Still basking in the incredible success of his debut album, Rave & Roses, Afrorave trailblazer Rema officially achieves RIAA Certified Platinum status for his song “Calm Down” and the alternate version “Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” with the track simultaneously reaching the #35 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week and last. Moreover, “Calm Down,” currently occupies the #1 spot on the Global ex-US Billboard chart, as well as 6th on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits chart, 16th at Top 40 radio, and sits atop the US World Music Streaming chart at #1 having held the spot since last October and sustaining a 49 week run on the chart. The song has amassed over 1 million track equivalent units sold and touts upwards of 7.7 billion total streams. Additionally, “Calm Down” made history with its music video which is now the all-time most viewed video from an Afrobeats artist on Youtube.
Upon release, Rave & Roses debuted at No.1 in over sixteen countries, achieved A-List at BBC 1xtra, went Top 10 on Billboard’s World Music chart, and Top 10 on Apple Music & Shazam charts. In doing so, Rema earned the highest-charting debut Afrobeats album in Nigerian history. Rave & Roses spans 16-tracks and includes a handpicked selection of features from U.S singer Chris Brown, 6LACK, UK rapper AJ Tracey & French songstress Yseult. Coining a new sub-genre dubbed Afrorave, Rave & Roses is a masterclass in his range and musicality as Rema opens up and lets us explore his weird and wonderful universe.
Since his debut, Rema has come in and completely switched up the game, rapidly becoming one of the biggest and most internationally known names in the new wave of Afrobeats stars. The young pioneer stands out due to his ability to bounce between influences, citing African, Indian and Arabic music as having an integral impact on his sound. Rema puts his own supernatural spin on everything he touches, with his debut album proving he is worthy of all the hype surrounding him.
Rave & Roses
March 25, 2022
Mavin / Jonzing World / Virgin Music
2. Hold Me (feat. 6LACK)
4. Calm Down
6. Time N Affection (feat. Chris Brown)
11. Are You There
12. FYN (feat. AJ Tracey)
13. Oroma Baby
15. Wine (feat. Yseult)
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