Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ becomes first Nigerian song to make Billboard Hot 100

Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ becomes first Nigerian song to make Billboard Hot 100

Nigerian Grammy-winning musician, Wizkid’s has made history with his track ‘Essence’ which features Tems.

The song has debuted at Number 82 spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard broke the news through its official Twitter handle on Monday. ‘Essence’ which is the fourth song from Wizkid’s album ‘Made in Lagos’ earns Tems her first career entry on the chart.

“Wizkid’s “Essence,” featuring @temsbaby, debuts at Number 82 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns Tems her first career entry on the chart,” Billboard wrote.

This means that Wiz has become the first Nigerian artiste to score a Billboard Hot 100 entry while Essence becomes the first Nigerian song to make the entry.

It also marks Wizkid’s third appearance on the charts, after Drake’s ‘One Dance’ hit number 1 in 2016.

Hot 100 rankings on Billboard are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

The 14-track album features stars like Damian Marley, Skepta, Projexx, H.E.R, and Ella Mai alongside Burna Boy and Tems.


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