In 2023, Rema attains a new milestone on Apple Musics global charts for the end of the year.


Rema achieves a remarkable milestone for African music on the Apple Music Global Year-End Chart 2023, securing the highest position for the African continent with his hit track, “Calm Down.”

Released on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, alongside user replays, the chart ranks the top 100 songs globally based on data collected from November 1, 2022, to October 31, 2023. “Calm Down” not only claimed the top spot for Africa but also earned placements on the end-of-year lists in more than 7 countries, including India (#4), UK (#5), Canada (#6), New Zealand (#9), Sweden (#13), Australia (#21), Norway (#30), USA (#45), and Spain (#72).

Apple Music disclosed that the list represents the highest-charting songs of 2023. Rema’s “Calm Down” remix, featuring Selena Gomez, secured the 12th position, while another African artist, Tems, collaborated with Future on “Wait For U,” earning the 17th spot.

The comprehensive global ranking features diverse artists and genres, with Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” claiming the top position, followed by Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” at #2 and SZA’s “Kill Bill” at #3.

Here’s the full breakdown of the top 50 songs on the Apple Music Global Year-End Chart 2023:

  1. Last Night, Morgan Wallen
  2. Flowers, Miley Cyrus
  3. Kill Bill, SZA
  4. Rich Flex, Drake & 21 Savage
  5. Snooze, SZA
  6. Anti-Hero, Taylor Swift
  8. Under the Influence, Chris Brown
  9. Creepin’, Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage
  11. Spin Bout U, Drake & 21 Savage
  12. Calm Down, Rema & Selena Gomez
  13. Freestyle, Lil Baby
  14. As It Was, Harry Styles
  15. Cruel Summer, Taylor Swift
  16. Unholy, Sam Smith & Kim Petras
  17. WAIT FOR U, Future, Drake & Tems
  18. Ella Baila Sola, Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma
  19. Ditto, NewJeans
  20. You Proof, Morgan Wallen
  21. fukumean, Gunna
  22. Superhero, Metro Boomin, Future & Chris Brown
  23. All My Life, Lil Durk & J. Cole
  24. Just Wanna Rock, Lil Uzi Vert
  25. Sure Thing, Miguel
  26. Thinkin’ Bout Me, Morgan Wallen
  27. Die For You, The Weeknd
  28. Boy’s A Liar Pt.2, PinkPantheress & Ice Spice
  29. Jimmy Cooks, Drake & 21 Savage
  30. Tití Me Preguntó, Bad Bunny
  31. I’m Good (Blue), David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
  32. Favorite Song, Toosii
  33. KICK BACK, Kenshi Yonezu
  34. Fast Car, Luke Combs
  35. Search & Rescue, Drake
  36. Something In the Orange, Zach Bryan
  37. OMG, NewJeans
  38. Shirt, SZA
  39. I Ain’t Worried, OneRepublic
  40. Kaiju no Hanauta, VAUNDY
  41. Low Down, Lil Baby
  42. One Thing At A Time, Morgan Wallen
  43. Nobody Gets Me, SZA
  44. CUFF IT, Beyoncé
  45. STAY, The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
  46. Blinding Lights, The Weeknd
  47. golden hour, JVKE
  48. Seven, JungKook & Latto
  49. Lavender Haze, Taylor Swift
  50. Wasted On You, Morgan Wallen

Rema’s achievement underscores the global impact of African music on the international stage.

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