By Adegboyega Remmy Adeleye
Afrobeats superstar singer, Tems has made history by becoming the Nigerian with the most entries on US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
She made history with her fifth entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with Beyonce’s ‘Move’ debuting at number 55 on the chart dated August 13, 2022.
The songstress added her Afrobeats vibes and lovely melodies to Legendary singer, Beyonce’s new track, “Move”. The song for which she has a songwriting credit is off Beyonce’s new ‘RENAISSANCE’ album and also features Grace Jones.
‘Move’ becomes her fifth entry after Essence(remix.)” ft. Wizkid & Justin Beiber which peaked at No.9, Drake’s ‘Fountains’ which peaked at number 26 in September 2016. as well as “Wait for You” ft. Future & Drake which peaked on top of the charts (at No.1.). She also scored her first solo entry recently with her 2020 single ‘Free Mind’ debuting at number 90.
Tems have now broken her four-entry tie with Afrobeats heavyweight Wizkid with whom she previously held the record for most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a Nigerian artist.
Wizkid previously held the record as the only African artiste with four Billboard Hot 100 Entries. His international hit/BET Best Collaboration award-winning single, “Essence” ft. Tems and Justin Beiber spent 35 weeks on the chart and peaked at number 9, Drake’s One Dance-peak #1, Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl- peak#76, Essence-peak#9 & Chris Brown’s Call me Everyday-peak#76.
Tems now has three songs currently on the chart; her first solo entry “Free Mind” peak #77 has now spent three weeks on the chart as well as Future’s Wait for you ft. Drake #5 has spent 14 weeks on the chart.
The BET and Billboard award-winning music sensation recently earned an MTV VMAs nomination for “Best Hip Hop Video” following her significant contribution to American superstar singer, Future’s hit/billboard top charting song “Wait For U”.
It has been a stellar year for the amazing songstress with great and award-winning feats/achievements to her name and her music has enjoyed raves from all over the world.
Tems’ achievements in 2022 include a feature on the soundtrack of Marvel Studio’s latest production; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as well as being the first-ever female African artiste to win the BET Best International Act; also nominated for “Best New Artiste’ and first ever African artiste(alongside Wizkid) to win a major BET award category- Best Collaboration Award. Her song, ‘Vibe Out’ was one of the songs on Former US President, Barack Obama’s annual summer playlist.
The superstar singer has continued to be the leading vibe in the country and all over the world. With international recognition and achievements to her name, the Afrobeats queen is ready to become a global music superstar by winning many international awards such as The Grammys and achieving world dominance.