The 22-track album, featuring the hit “Calm Down,” Africa’s inaugural song to amass a billion streams on Spotify, has achieved another milestone on the platform.
Rema’s success on Spotify, especially with his first album, “Rave & Roses (Ultra),” continues a pattern of triumph for the artist. Shortly after his remix of “Calm Down” with Selena Gomez made history as the initial African track to hit 1 billion streams on Spotify, the entire album has now garnered an astounding 1.8 billion streams on the platform.
This accomplishment firmly solidifies it as the most-streamed project originating from Africa, a remarkable feat considering it’s his debut album—a rarity in the music industry. It surpasses albums like “Love, Damini” by Burna Boy.
Furthermore, “Rave & Roses (Ultra)” has secured a spot among the top 600 most-streamed albums globally. Although such milestones have become customary for Rema, they consistently stand as significant achievements, inspiring the entire Afrobeats and African music community.
These triumphs underscore the universal appeal and influence of African artists, highlighting their pivotal role in shaping the future of music on a worldwide level.