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Selena Gomez Gushes Over the Nigerian Man that 'Changed Her Life'

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By Jessy Sloan - - 5 Mins Read
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Nigerian Singer Rema and Selena Gomez (Selena Gomez/Instagram) |


Selena Gomez has expressed her gratitude to Nigerian singer Rema for the opportunity to feature in his viral hit Calm Down.

The 23-year-old singer released the buster song in 2022 on his album Rave & Roses. The song Calm Down marked the first collaboration of the Same Old Love singer with the Nigerian rapper, and it turned out to be a huge hit among fans and music critics. It went beyond boundaries and pulled at the heartstrings of many.


Taking it on her Instagram page, Selena shared stunning photos of her and Rema from the song Calm Down and thanked him for forever changing her life.


She wrote, "This man has changed my life forever, thank you for choosing me to be part of one of the biggest songs in the world. Love you forever @heisrema."



Responding to the post, Rema wrote, "Love you too Queen ❤ ️," reciprocating by also professing love for her.


Upon releasing "Calm Down," the song promptly secured a spot on Billboard's Hot 100 list and has since garnered millions of streams worldwide.


In June of 2023, the song's remix maintained its position at number 4 on the global Top 200 Songs chart by Billboard.


The perfect melody is a win-win achievement for both Selena Gomez and Rema as it marked Rema's first-ever entry on the chart and also turned out to be the second-highest peak hit of Selena Gomez's career, reports Billboard.


Asking Kyle Denis, Lyndsey Havens, Jason Lipshutz, and a few other people why do you think Rema and Selena's song "Calm Down" Become Afrobeats' Biggest Crossover Hit Yet.


Kyle Denis said, "I think what has benefited "Calm Down" is that the song isn't tied to a specific cultural moment, unlike other songs. Attention to the song 'Calm Down' wasn't concentrated for two or three months. Instead, the song grew concertedly with Rema's rising global profile, and the Selena Gomez remix anchored at the right time to keep some wind in the song's sails."


The slow rise of 'Calm Down' reminds me of what Glass Animals' Jason Lipshutz said, like a Heatwave Climbing for months to the top of the Hot 100 a year. Calm Down" was a global hit the following months after Selena Gomez hopped on Rema's song last August.


However, it didn't attain the top 10 of the Radio Songs chart until early April, but it currently ranks No. 2. The cross-platform transition is the key to understanding a 40-week behemoth like 'Calm Down.'


From Lyndsey Havens's view, It may sound silly, but it has a lot to do with the song itself reported, "It's a pensively slow jam, in a rush but not to go anywhere, not even aiming for the top of the charts. It may not be as attention-grabbing, but its strength is in the subtle hypnotic draw. The kind that gets stuck deep in the back of a listener's mind, prompting them to return and listen to the song again and again.