Wizkid Makes Billboard History As ‘Essence (ft. Tems)’ & ‘Made In Lagos’ Make Major Strides

Published: Tuesday 13th Jul 2021 by Sam

Wizkid‘s career continues to climb to higher heights.

For, his latest single ‘Essence’ featuring rising star Tems is fast becoming the song of the summer and is charting as such.

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This week, the scorcher made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #82.

Its success has also given a lift to parent album ‘Made In Lagos,’ which rises to #147 on the Billboard 200.

The feats sees:

  • Wizkid becomes the first Nigerian artist in history to simultaneously chart on the US’ Hot 100 and album chart.
  • Tems score her first Hot 100 entry.
  • Wizkid land his first Hot 100 entry as a lead artist. Previous chartings include Drake’s 2016 #1 smash ‘One Dance’ and Beyonce’s GRAMMY-winning anthem ‘Brown Skin Girl.’

The news comes on the heels of Wiz’s ‘Made In Lagos Tour’ announcement and as Afrobeats continues to make strides on a global scale.

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  1. Your Name July 13, 2021

    SONG OF THE SUMMER! Congrats Wizkid and Tems!!!!

  2. La Verdad July 14, 2021

    totally deserved!

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