WIZKID’S ESSENCE BECOME’S THE MOST SHAZAMED SONG IN THE US
Nigerian Singer Wizkid and his latest single which features Tems, has recently been announced as the most Shazamed song in the United States.
It is a big moment for both artists who are signed to the same label. The song itself has been receiving wide acclaim since it was released off his fourth studio album ‘Made in Lagos’, last year.
The app, which is used to identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio, made the announcement on the Shazam website during a recent article it released details in billboard top 200. They beat out The Kid LAROI, Ed Sheeren, and Eurovision winners Måneskin.
It’s further evidence of streaming services giving life to songs of any age. This track was released a year ago and it’s now having a second wave of popularity. In fact, the track was recently remixed by Justin Bieber, which is likely what gave the track a boost in western audiences.
This comes after Wizkid’s celebrated Justin Bieber-aided remix became the first Nigerian song to chart in the top 20 of the Billboard 200, at No. 16. The song achieved that by climbing 28 places, from 44. In less than a year, Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ becomes the second African song to hit a milestone on Shazam.
In 2020, Master KG‘s ‘Jerusalema’ became the most Shazamed song in the world.
2021 has definitely been a great year for the 31 year old singer whose had a lot of milestone’s this, just a few weeks ago he sold out the 02 Arena in just 12 minutes in London. The hit also topped Billboard’s World digital song sales chart and entered the Billboard global 100 becoming the first song on the tally to contain vocals in Nigeria’s Yoruba dialect. Wizkid also earned himself a Grammy award for his collaboration with Beyonce and Blue ivy, Brown skin girl.