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Calm Down” Remix by Rema and Selena Gomez: Second Best-Selling Global Single of 2023, IFPI Reports


In a groundbreaking achievement for the Afrobeats genre, Rema and Selena Gomez’s remix of “Calm Down” has emerged as the second best-selling global single of 2023, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). With an impressive 1.89 billion subscription streams equivalents worldwide, the song has solidified its position as the biggest and most successful Afrobeats track of all time.

The collaboration between Rema, the rising star from Nigeria, and Selena Gomez, the internationally acclaimed pop sensation, has captivated audiences worldwide, transcending cultural boundaries and garnering widespread acclaim. “Calm Down” resonated with listeners across the globe, drawing them in with its infectious beats, catchy melody, and irresistible charm.

The success of the “Calm Down” remix highlights the growing influence of Afrobeats on the global music scene, showcasing the genre’s ability to connect with audiences on a universal level. By fusing elements of Afro-pop with contemporary pop sounds, Rema and Selena Gomez have created a musical masterpiece that resonates with fans from diverse backgrounds.

Beyond its commercial success, “Calm Down” represents a cultural milestone, celebrating the vibrant and dynamic music scene emerging from Africa. Rema’s groundbreaking achievement as the first African lead artist to achieve 1 billion Spotify streams further cements the song’s legacy as a trailblazing anthem that has left an indelible mark on the music industry.

As “Calm Down” continues to make waves globally, it serves as a testament to the power of collaboration, creativity, and cultural exchange in shaping modern music. With its infectious energy and undeniable appeal, the song has solidified its place in music history, paving the way for future generations of artists to explore new horizons and push boundaries in the ever-evolving landscape of music.

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