A feel-good Afrobeats song about letting go of stress and anxiety.

“Calm Down” is a song by Nigerian artist Rema and American pop star Selena Gomez. The track was released on October 15, 2021, and quickly became a hit, drawing praise for its infectious beat and catchy melody. The song features Rema’s signature Afrobeats style, mixed with Gomez’s pop sensibilities, creating a unique blend of music that appeals to fans of both artists.

At its core, “Calm Down” is a song about taking a break from the chaos of the world and finding moments of peace. The lyrics encourage listeners to find joy in small moments and to appreciate the present, rather than constantly striving for more. The chorus, sung by Gomez, implores listeners to “calm down, take it slow,” reminding them to slow down and enjoy the present. The upbeat tempo and pulsing rhythm make “Calm Down” a perfect song for dancing and forgetting about the stresses of everyday life. Overall, the collaboration between Rema and Gomez showcases the power of music to bring people together and create something new and exciting.

Fun Fact

Selena Gomez is actually named after the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Rema’s stage name is actually an acronym for his full name, Divine Ikubor Rema. The song’s music video was filmed in Lagos, Nigeria. The music video was directed by The Martinez Brothers and features Rema and Selena Gomez dancing and having fun in a club. The video has been praised for its vibrant colors and its energetic atmosphere.

About the Artist

Rema is a Nigerian singer and rapper who rose to fame in 2019 with his hit song “Iron Man” and has since become one of the leading voices in the Nigerian music industry. Born in 2000, he was discovered by Nigerian record label Jonzing World, which is affiliated with Mavin Records, and signed a record deal at the age of 18. He has since released several EPs, including “Freestyle” and “Bad Commando,” and collaborated with several international artists, including Drake and Becky G.

Selena Gomez is an American singer, actress, and producer who first gained fame as a child actress on the Disney Channel before launching her music career with her band Selena Gomez & the Scene. Born in Texas in 1992, she released her first solo album, “Stars Dance,” in 2013 and has since released several successful albums, including “Revival” and “Rare.” Gomez has also acted in several films and television shows, including “Spring Breakers” and “The Dead Don’t Die,” and has become known for her activism and philanthropic work, particularly in the areas of mental health and education.

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