It’s an incredibly exciting time for Rema fans around the world!
According to a post by Rema’s fan account on Twitter, his “Calm Down” remix featuring Selena Gomez has officially exceeded one million units in sale in the United States, earning him an RIAA platinum plaque.
This success is well-deserved for Rema and fans have been celebrating with great pride as the single also peaked at No. 6 on the U.K. Singles chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in February of 2022. Furthermore, it went on to become one of the best-selling Afrobeats songs of 2021.
The success of “Calm Down” goes even further with the single now having surpassed over a billion streams across all platforms. Rema also smashed a YouTube record when the single’s music video became the most-watched Nigerian music video on the site, surpassing the previous record held by CKay’s “Love Nwantiti”.
•@heisrema’s “Calm Down” has been certified RIAA Platinum? in the USA?? for the sales of 1 Million Units.? pic.twitter.com/jqtpU972ik
— REMA STATS (@RemaStats) February 3, 2023
The success of “Calm Down” is certainly a cause for celebration for both Rema and his fans. With the single going platinum, Rema joins CKay, WizKid, and Burna Boy as lead artists from the Nigerian music industry with RIAA platinum plaques. Congratulations to Rema and here’s hoping for continued success as his career unfolds!
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