The global success of the song has earned it a double diamond certification in France, where it has sold over 500,000 copies, making it one of the most successful Afrobeats songs to be exported internationally.
‘Calm Down’ was released in February 2022 as one of the lead singles from Rema’s debut album ‘Raves & Roses‘ and features Selena Gomez on the remix. The song has also earned certifications in other countries such as Switzerland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, as well as a platinum plaque from the RIAA in the United States.
Additionally, ‘Calm Down’ holds the record for the highest-charting African song on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the number 8 spot, surpassing the previous record held by Wizkid‘s ‘Essence’ remix featuring Tems & Justin Bieber. The song’s music video is the most-watched Afrobeats video on YouTube, with over 427 million views, and has surpassed 2 billion streams across all platforms combined.