Rema and Selena Gomez’s hit single ‘Calm Down’ has made history by winning the prestigious first-ever Best Afrobeats award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards VMAS.
The star-studded event took place recently at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, celebrating the exceptional musical talents that have graced the global stage.
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.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down,’ was nominated alongside Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido feat Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid feat Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana.
The track ‘Calm Down,’ which recently joined the Billions Club on Spotify was originally released on August 25, 2022, garnered attention for its unique fusion of Afrobeats and pop elements.
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.