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Wizkid's "Essence" Breaks Another Record

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'Essence,' a track from Wizkid's fourth album 'Made In Lagos,' has achieved remarkable international success, cementing its status as one of the most prominent songs in the Afrobeats genre.

In a significant milestone, 'Essence' has surpassed four million units in sales in the United States, earning it a prestigious RIAA platinum plaque.

Since its initial release in 2020, 'Essence,' featuring Tems, has enjoyed widespread commercial acclaim, particularly in the United States, where it reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 following the release of the Justin Bieber remix.

Kanye West hailed 'Essence' as the greatest song in music history, and it clinched the Collaboration of the Year award at the 2021 BET Awards. Additionally, the track received a nomination for Best Global Song Performance at the 64th Grammy Awards.

The success of 'Essence' also propelled Tems into the international spotlight, marking a significant milestone in her career. Following her appearance on the track, Tems became the first Nigerian female artist to debut a song on the Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, she achieved another historic feat by debuting at No. 1 on the chart with Future's 'Wait For U,' making her the first Nigerian female artist to win a Grammy.