The Nigerian afrobeat sensation Divine Ikubor popularly known by his stage name Rema or Remmy Boy has so far this year collaborated with Chris Brown, and AJ Tracey on a remix of his record song “Calm down”.
The list is still going on and is about to include Selena Gomez. The 22-year-old Nigerian fast-rising singer together with Selena Gomez has announced that their new collaboration, a remix of Rema’s “Calm Down,” will be released this Friday, Aug. 26.
After a brief hiatus, Rema delivers his special record that expresses his feeling for a girl he loves. It is accompanied by his sleek visceral vocals.
The Andre Vibez and London-produced song “Calm Down” is a straight hit song that is predicted to top various music charts in the coming few hours.
For the announcement, Gomez wrote “so excited for this!” She is the latest star to grace a Rema track. In a caption announcing the news, the American singer said, “so excited for this!”
The official announcement comes just a few weeks after a video of Selena meeting Rema backstage at his Rave & Roses World Tour went viral on social media. And on August 17, the singer uploaded a black-and-white snapshot of herself and Rema, along with the GIF caption “coming soon” on her Instagram story.
Billboard reports that “Calm Down” is the second single from Rave & Roses, Rema’s debut studio album.
This year has been a breakout year for the Nigerian Afro-fusion star. “SoundsRema Rema,” the lead single from his debut album, peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart.
The Nigerian’s Rave & Roses World Tour has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Australia. As of press time, “Calm Down” has reached No. 57 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, and No. 7 on Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs.