Rema’s “Calm Down” is a groovy and melodious Afrobeats track that showcases the young Nigerian artist’s versatility and artistry. Released in 2022, the song quickly became a fan favorite and has since received widespread critical acclaim. Calm Down Rema, is one of afrobeats biggest songs in history. This is due to the success it has brought the artist and the genre.
Being the lead single for his album, Rave & Roses, the song’s video on youtube is now the most viewed afrobeats song video in history. Calm Down Rema is on 357 million views at the time this article was written and published. The song’s youtube views is currently ahead of Ckay’s “Love Nwantiti” which came a couple of years before Calm Down. The previous afrobeats artist to hold the record for most views is Davido with his 2017 hit “Fall.”
Rema whose official name is Divine Ikubor is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter. He was born on May 1, 2000, in Benin City, Nigeria. Rema rose to prominence in 2019 with the release of his debut EP “REMA,” which quickly gained him a large following. He is known for his unique style of music that blends Afrobeats, R&B, and hip-hop, and for his distinctive falsetto vocals. In just a few years, Rema has established himself as one of Africa’s hottest new artists. He has also gained a large following both in Nigeria and overseas.
Rema “Calm Down” Song
On Friday, March 22, 2019, Nigerian super-Producer, Don Jazzy announced the signing of another Mavin. The act was Rema, an 18-year-old artist. In the social media post that Don Jazzy used to make the announcement, he says, “Rema is a super talented young artist I have no doubt he’s going to be the future of Afrobeats.” Don Jazzy is the CEO of Mavin Records.
In “Calm Down,” Rema sings about the importance of taking a step back and relaxing in the face of life’s challenges. He encourages listeners to find peace within themselves and to trust in their own abilities. With its catchy hook and upbeat rhythm, “Calm Down” is a feel-good song that inspires listeners to let go of their worries and embrace positivity.
The song’s production is top-notch, with a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, and pop elements that create a unique and memorable sound. Rema’s signature falsetto vocals are showcased perfectly on “Calm Down,” adding to the song’s overall appeal.
“Calm Down” has been a huge success for Rema and has helped to solidify his status as one of Africa’s hottest artists. The song’s streams is running into millions on platforms like Spotify and YouTube. It has received glowing reviews from music critics and fans alike. Noteworthy is that Rema’s “Calm Down” producer is LondonAndre Vibez.
Calm Down Remix
“Calm Down” have seen enough success since its release, but “Calm Down Remix” where US popstar, Selena Gomez featured. The Calm Down remix got Rema his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 entry. The song remains at number one on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart for the 19th week, extending its record as the longest-running number 1 in the chart’s history.
As of 31 of January 2023, the song’s current peak position is number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In conclusion, Rema’s “Calm Down” is a standout track that showcases the young artist’s incredible talent and musical prowess. Its positive message, groovy beat, and catchy hook make it an enjoyable listen for audiences of all ages. With his unique style and undeniable musical ability, Rema is poised for continued success. He is definitely an artist to watch in the years to come.
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