“Essence” is the primary Nigerian track to land within the high 10 of the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart
It is no secret that WizKid and Tems’ “Essence” had the typical R&B listener in a stranglehold this summer season. The four-minute monitor was a favourite with social media posts and stay occasions. When it got here to elevating the temper, “Essence” did the job. Now artists can rejoice that they made Billboard historical past due to the mild melody.
In accordance with Billboard, the remix of the track with pop star Justin Bieber reached the highest 10 of their Sizzling 100. This feat occurred throughout Essence’s 14th week of the charts. The checklist is reportedly compiled utilizing official audio and video streams, radio airplay and gross sales knowledge.
“Essence” moved up from eleventh to tenth place this week. The unique model fell again in October 2020 however, as talked about, gained traction in late spring and was worn all summer season.
The primary music video obtained over 36 million views on YouTube. Justin was added to the track in August with a lyric video accompanying the discharge. Even with none actual visuals, this video has gained almost 12 million views.
Though the primary model made the Sizzling 100 checklist, the addition of Justin to the track took it proper to the highest. That is WizKid’s second entry within the high 10, however his first entry as a solo artist. As you might already know, the singer first landed on this checklist as a function of Drake’s 2016 jam, One Dance.
That is the primary time within the high 10 for singer-songwriter tems. She is the voice that carries you away within the refrain and sings “you do not want one other physique”.
Other than particular person achievements, “Essence”, remix or not, can be an asset to Nigerians and their rise in mainstream music. The track is “the primary Nigerian track to hit the highest 10 within the historical past of the Sizzling 100 charts,” based on a tweet from Chart Information.
Even higher information, it appears to be like like “Essence” is already paving the way in which for related music from Nigeria. Billboard experiences that Nigerian singer-songwriter CKay has a track referred to as “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah), which is presently within the high 40 for the primary time. With simply 4 weeks on the charts thus far, Billboard staff predict it has an opportunity to comply with Essence’s rise.
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