Afrobeats superstar Rema has matched the record for the longest-charting African song on Billboard Hot 100.
Rema has ascended to international superstar status with the success of his hit single "Calm Down," which continues to dominate charts and earn plaudits across the world.
In the latest installment of the Billboard Hot 100, Rema's 'Calm Down' extends its stay on the chart to 35 weeks, which matches the African record set by Wizkid with 'Essence' feat. Tems and Justin Bieber.
Rema has also set a new African record for the highest charting African song on the chart with a No. 5 entry, which sees him break his previous African record of No. 6.
With a top 5 record, the hitmaker is guaranteed to set a new African record for the longest charting song, as he needs just one more charting week to achieve this giant stride.
Since the release of the "Calm Down' remix featuring Selena Gomez, Rema has ascended to international fame, with the single earning a diamond plaque in France, a platinum plaque in the UK, and a platinum plaque in the US. It has also earned plaques in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark, and Portugal.
The single recently became the first African single to reach the summit of the Billboard Pop Radio chart. It also holds the record for the longest No. 1 song on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart.