“Trying to Hold in the Tears”: Rema Goes Emotional As Calm Down Sets New Record on Billboard Hot 100

“Trying to Hold in the Tears”: Rema Goes Emotional As Calm Down Sets New Record on Billboard Hot 100

  • Nigerian youngster Rema couldn’t hide his excitement as his hit song Calm Down featuring Selena Gomez reached a new milestone
  • Rema made it to his first Billboard Hot 100 and shared the good news across his social media pages
  • Many of the singer’s colleagues, as well as fans and wellwishers, have stormed his comment section with congratulatory messages

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Mavin star and one of Nigeria’s trending singers, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has set a new record for himself in his music career on the global stage.

This comes as the singer earned his first Billboard Hot 100 with Calm Down, featuring Selena Gomez.

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Rema expresses gratitude to God. Credit: @heisrema
Source: Instagram

In a statement he shared via his Instagram page, Rema expressed gratitude to God and Selena Gomez as he revealed he tried to hold back his tears.

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He wrote:

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“Trying to hold in the tears, I know how hard I worked to get my sound here, I’m grateful to God for how far I’ve come. Love to the ones who believed, love to the Queen @selenagomez ✌❤️.”

See his post below:

Calm Down was first released on February 11, 2022, before Rema dropped a remix with Selena Gomez in August of the same year.

Celebrities, fans congratulate Rema

Legit.ng captured some of the messages; see them below:


"congratulations brother."


"Congratulations Young Lorde."


"been him, still him, always gonna be Him!"


"The whole world is dancing to this ❤️ I been tryna tell em that boy a rockstar."


"Selena Gomez factor really helped . Kudos man."


"God never fails “Love to the ones who believed."


"o the world ,This is just the beginning ❤️ come are the days when African music will be number #1 on billboard."

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Barcelona FC uses Rema’s song in their video as they arrive in Saudi Arabia

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported how Spanish football club Barcelona made use of Rema's Calm Down in a video of them arriving in Saudi Arabia.

Barcelona shared the video on its official Instagram account.

Reacting, someone said:

"This is great, Love nwatiti was on everywhere on social media last year almost every football clubs used that song, i fact every big social media account."

Source: Legit.ng

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