Mavin Records boss, Michael Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, has congratulated popular singer, Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, after the remix of his hit single, ‘Calm Down’ with Selena Gomez hit a billion streams on Spotify.
The music executive was excited for his signee, because the latest achievement makes Rema, the first African artiste with a song that hit the billion mark in the global streaming platform’s history.
Don Jazzy took to his Twitter page and noted that the feat achieved by the 23-year-old award-winning artiste wasn’t “small at all.”
He wrote; “Massive congratulations to @heisrema as Calmdown ft @selenagomez just crossed 1 billion streams on Spotify. This is not small at allllll. Thanks for the love and support guys.”
Meanwhile in another news…
CorrectNG reported that Rema has entered into the Guinness World Book of Records courtesy of ‘Calm Down’.
The song made history as the first No.1 hit on the world’s first regional streaming chart and first-ever official chart in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Guinness World Record, in a statement through its official website acknowledged Rema’s historic feat.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ debuted at No. 1 when the MENA Chart was launched by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on November 29, 2022.
The statement read in part: “On 29 November 2022, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced that “Calm Down” by the Nigerian rapper Rema (b. Divine Ikubor) had become the first No.1 on The Official MENA Chart – the world’s first regional music streaming chart and the first-ever official chart in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The weekly Top 20 collects data from the major streaming platforms across 13 MENA countries, covering a population of more than 300 million people combined: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.”