Nigerian Musician Rema and BTS Member Jungkook. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry officially debuted its own music chart for the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia. The first song to top the Official Mena Chart is Rema’s “Calm Down.”
He is a Nigerian singer. Each song’s overall popularity is determined by its popularity on all music streaming services. On Tuesdays, we’ll post the latest version of the weekly top 20. Not surprisingly, Calm Down has done well in its home region, as it has also been a worldwide smash, cracking the top 10 in charts across Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Although the original release date was February, the Afropop song saw renewed interest in August thanks to a powerful remix featuring Selena Gomez. It’s because of the support of my fans all around the area that Calm Down has reached the top of the Official Mena Chart for the first time ever, and I couldn’t be more grateful,” Rema stated.
I’m ecstatic that you’re digging the tune, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to be the first musician to ever top the charts with my own composition. Ba’amaret Meen by Saudi singer Farid is at No. 2 on the Official Mena Chart, and Dreamers by BTS’s Jungkook is at No. 3.
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira from the 2010 World Cup is also included, as is Arhbo by Ozuna, Gims, and RedOne. Rawan Al Dabbas, regional director of the IFPI, announced the charts at the XP Music Futures conference in Riyadh, calling the Official Mena Chart the “definitive record” for the region’s music industry thanks to contributions from all the major players in the field, including Anghami, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, and YouTube.
“This is excellent for the artists because they can now be recognised for their financial success in the region,” she tells The National. “The chart will also aid the industry’s growth because it unquestionably directs record labels toward the trends and musicians that are resonating in this region.”