On the US Billboard Albums list, Nigerian music superstar Rema has shattered Afro juju icon King Sunny Ade’s 41-year record.

    ‘Rave & Roses,’ his album, has successfully maintained its position on the charts for an astounding 30 weeks, breaking the previous record of 29 weeks set by the Afro-juju icon.

    The CD has captured listeners all over the world with its memorable songs and contagious melodies. Upon its release, songs like “Soundgasm” and “Calm Down” attracted the attention of local fans right once, turning them into overnight hits across the nation.

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    The release of the remix of “Calm Down,” which features American pop singer Selena Gomez, however, was a turning point in his international success. The dynamic duo turned out to be a powerful combination, propelling the song to unmatched popularity on a global level.Since its release, “Calm Down” has reached an unprecedented degree of popularity through connecting with music fans across cultural boundaries. The song has unquestionably become a global success thanks to its contagious beats, cheerful lyrics, and Selena Gomez’s star power.

    His success on the US Billboard Albums chart is a testament to both his extraordinary talent and the expanding impact of Nigerian music on the world stage. This accomplishment demonstrates the enormous possibilities that Afrobeats artists and their international counterparts have to expand their listening bases globally. His record-breaking accomplishment shows the constantly increasing bounds of artistic expression and cultural exchange as the music industry develops.



    Divine Ikubor, widely recognized as Rema, entered the world on May 1, 2000, in Nigeria. His journey to stardom catapulted with the release of the hit track “Dumebi.” The year 2019 marked a pivotal moment as Rema inked a deal with Jonzing World Records, an imprint affiliated with Mavin Records and overseen by D’Prince. However, it was in 2022 that Rema truly seized the global spotlight, with his chart-topping single “Calm Down” and its remix featuring Selena Gomez, securing the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and dominating the U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for an unprecedented 41 weeks.

    Recognizing his exceptional stage prowess, Rema was crowned the Best Stage Performer In Nigeria for 2023 by The Scoove Africa, an accolade attributed to his stellar performances during the “Rave and Roses” World Tour. The publication lauded Rema, stating, “The young artist has elevated his performance game, introducing the infectious anthem ‘Rema, We wanna parry!'” This accolade further solidifies Rema’s status as a musical force on the international stage.

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