Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Temz, has beaten American female music stars to a new record on the Billboard chart.
The Nigerian achieved the rare feat after her song ‘Free Mind’ broke the record for longest running number one by a female artist in Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart history.
The song maintained its position at number one on the chart this week, making it a total of 17 weeks at peak, which is a record for any female artist.
The song debuted on the main chart, the Billboard Hot 100, last year, making Tems the first Nigerian female soloist to appear as a lead on the chart.
‘Free Mind,” which is off Tems’ debut Extended Play (EP), has earned millions of streams in the United States across major digital streaming platforms.