Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ Rises on Billboard’s Hot 100
Nigerian Musician Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ has risen for the second time on Billboard Hot 100 and cracked the US iTunes chart.
The song marks Wizkid’s third Wizkid’s appearance on the charts, after his collaboration on the song ‘One Dance’ topped the chart in 2016.
Nigerian superstar’s hit song, ‘Essence’ cracked the US iTunes top 50 chart after the song cracked the top 50 few weeks ago, which championed it’s rise into the Billboard Hot 100. On July 30, 2021, the song also rose to No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
This comes after the song which features another Nigerian singer Tems cracked the Billboard Bubbling Under Charts for the first time.
This marks a remarkable milestone for Wizkid and Tems, who are signed to the same record label and for African music as a whole.
However, this isn’t Wizkid’s first appearance on the Hot 100 chart.
His features on Drake’s ‘One Dance’ which hit No. 1 in 2016 launched him into the chart followed by his feature on Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ which peaked at #76 in 2019.
For Tems, this marks her first appearance as her launch gathers heat.