Rema, the Nigerian international sensation, recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he performed his global hit singles ‘Calm Down’ and ‘Holiday.’ Rema has been one of the talents helping to take Afrobeats to a larger international audience, and ‘Calm Down’ has become one of the biggest Afrobeats cross-over songs in history.
Rema has been making waves in 2023, having recently joined Burna Boy, Rema, and Tems as headliners for the Afrobeats-themed NBA All-star game. ‘Calm Down’ has been a major success in the United States, where it has sold over a million copies and received an RIAA Platinum plaque. It also reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest-charting African song in Billboard history.
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The success of ‘Calm Down’ extends beyond the United States, with the single now having over a billion streams across all platforms and becoming the most-watched Nigerian music video on YouTube. ‘Holiday,’ Rema’s latest release, aims to continue this success as he kicks off 2023 on a strong note.
Rema’s appearance on The Tonight Show marks a significant achievement, as he joins Asake as one of the few artists to have performed on a prime-time show in 2023.