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Tems breaks a record with Fifth Entry Into Prestigious Billboard Hot 100

Temilade Openiyi known professionally as Tems is breaking a record by becoming the first Nigerian afrobeat artist with the most entries on US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The 27-year-old Afro beats superstar broke the record on Monday after earning her 5th entry in the Billboard Hot 100. She is therefore at the same time becoming the first African music artist to have the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer breaks the record for contributing her vocals and songwriting skills on the “Move” song that is on Beyoncé’s record, Renaissance also features Grace Jones.

Beyoncé’s new album cover “Renaissance”

Tems is achieving this feat after her Essence (remix.)” ft. Wizkid & Justin Beiber which peaked at No.9, and Drake’s ‘Fountains’ which peaked at number 26 in September 2016. As well as “Wait for You” ft. Future & Drake peaked on top of the charts at No.1.

Tems was tied with Wizkid with both of them having 4 entries in the Billboard Hot 100. Her fifth entry in the United States music industry standard record makes her the very first Nigerian afrobeat artist to have the most entries in the Billboard Hot 100 entry.

Tems has recently been on afrobeat headlines for having a hand in crafting one of the most popular songs in the world, Essence. She became the first African female No. 1 artist on the Billboard and has performed at renowned stages such as Glastonbury, and 02 Arena, among others.

Tems unprecedented music career growth that started in 2018 has seen her being on one-time US president Barack Obama’s summer playlist. She has recently covered Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No cry” for the Marvel movie Black Panther; Wakanda Forever.  In the same month of July, her song “Free Mind” from her debut EP debuted on the Hot 100.

Beyonce’s album ‘Renaissance’ for which tems contributed her vocals is the first 2022 album by a female artist to top the Billboard 200. The new album is therefore ending a seven-month drought for albums by female artists or female-led groups at the top of the Billboard 200 — the longest in a half-decade.

The last time was by Adele’s 30, which reigned on the listing from the chart dated Dec. 4, 2021, to Jan. 8, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

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