Selena Gomez’s Rema-Collaboration “Calm Down” Earns U.S. Afrobeats Song of the Year Honors

Selena Gomez is this year’s Afrobeats queen…

The 31-year-old Mexican American actress/singer’s record-breaking hit collaboration with Rema, “Calm Down,” is the 2023 U.S. Afrobeats Song of the Year.

Selena Gomez, Rema, Calm DownFollowing Gomez’s addition to the buzzing track for a September 2022 remix release, it flew to No. 1 on the weekly U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart and rang up a record 58 weeks in charge, nearly obtaining a perfect shutout of holding the No. 1 spot for each week of the chart year that fell short when Tyla’s “Water” broke the stranglehold in the final frame.

The dominant “Calm Down” year helped the track make massive inroads for Afrobeats across multiple Billboard charts, setting new marks for the genre’s highest-charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 3) and posting a 10-week command on the all-genre Radio Songs chart.

Strong performances reap rewards for the track on both year-end lists, with “Calm Down” at No. 6 on the 2023 Hot 100 review and No. 4 on Radio Songs’ recap.

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