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Rema and Selena Gomez win the first-ever Best Afrobeats VMAs award (Video)

Rema and Selena
Rema and Selena

At the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Rema and Selena Gomez’s collaboration ‘Calm Down’ made history by winning the prestigious Best Afrobeats award.

The star-studded event took place on Tuesday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, celebrating the exceptional musical talents that have graced the global stage.


Rema and Selena Gomez’s ‘Calm Down’ had already made waves by earning three nominations in the categories of Best Collaboration, Song of the Year, and Best Afrobeats.

However, it was in the Best Afrobeats category that this remarkable duo left an indelible mark, making history as the inaugural winners in this newly established category.

The track ‘Calm Down,’ which was originally released on August 25, 2022, garnered attention for its unique fusion of Afrobeats and pop elements.

otably, the remix of the song achieved incredible success, becoming the first-ever track to maintain a position on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart for an entire year.

Additionally, it secured the coveted spot of being the First No.1 Hit on The Official MENA Chart.

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In other news, “Calm Down”, a global Afrobeats hit, from Nigeria’s music sensation, Rema, has garnered one billion streams on Spotify, a global online streaming platform.

Victor Okpala, Spotify’s Artiste and Label Partnerships Manager for West Africa, announced the feat in a statement on Sunday.

Okpala said the accomplishment is a testament to Rema’s artistry and global appeal and also underscored his increasing influence in the world of music.

He said according to data shared as part of Spotify’s afrobeats, ‘Journey to a Billion Streams’ project, Rema ranked among the top 10 most streamed Afrobeats artistes on the platform.
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