REMA ENLISTS SELENA GOMEZ FOR “CALM DOWN(WITH SELENA GOMEZ)” & LYRIC VIDEO
NORTH AMERICAN RAVE & ROSES TOUR CURRENTLY
(August 25, 2022) – Still basking in the incredible success of his debut album, Rave & Roses, Afrorave trailblazer Rema releases the new version of his album track “Calm Down,” featuringGrammy and Emmy nominated Selena Gomez in her debut to the Afrobeat scene alongside accompanying lyric video.
Upon release, Rave & Roses went on to achieve No.1 in over sixteen countries, A-List at BBC1xtra, went Top 10 in Billboard’s World Music chart, Top 10 in Apple Music & Shazam charts week of release as well as making history as the highest-charting debut Afrobeats album inNigeria. Rave & Roses spanned across 16-tracks and featured a handpicked selection of features including U.S singer Chris Brown, 6LACK, UK rapper AJ Tracey & French songstress Yseult. Coining a new sub-genre dubbed Afrorave, Rave & Roses is a masterclass in his range and musicality as he opens up and lets us explore his weird and wonderful universe. Rema is now taking the album on the road playing an extensive US tour including multiple sold out stops in Los Angeles and two nights at New York City’s Irving Plaza among others, after performances at the UK festivals Strawberries & Cream and Wireless this summer. Rema will also be hitting the road for UK and EU tours later this fall, including his debut London headline show. Since his debut, Rema has come in and completely switched up the game, rapidly becoming one of the biggest and most internationally known names in the new wave of Afrobeats stars. The young pioneer stands out due to his ability to bounce between influences, citing African, Indian and Arabic music as having an integral impact on his sound. With co-signs from the likes ofTimberland, Barack Obama, Rihanna, Drake, Skepta and FKA Twigs, Rema puts his own supernatural spin on everything he touches, with his debut album proving he is worthy of all the hype surrounding him. Watch the “Calm Down (with Selena Gomez)” lyric video and listen to Rave & Roses above, find full album details and tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Rema soon
Rema is a superstar already. Championed by no less than Barack Obama and Drake, his songs such as “Iron Man” and “Dumebi” have already changed the game forever. Continuously demonstrating wisdom way beyond his 21 years, Rema is paving the way for his generation with his mission statement of taking Afrobeats around the globe being central to everything he does.To some, his success may appear to be overnight but his musical journey began as a young teen in the church. Rema, aka Divine Ikubor, was born and bred in Benin City and has risen to mainstream consciousness with his unmatched vocals, fusion of genres & ease at being unapologetically himself. Gracing the front covers of The Fader & Dazed & Confused in his career’s infantry, he continues to add to his list of career highlights becoming one of AppleMusic’s Up Next artists in 2020, joining the FIFA 2021 soundtrack, and catching the attention of;Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss. Rave & Roses gives us a glimpse into the story of Rema the superstar as he tries to navigate life, the fame, love and sex while creating a sonically pleasing and exciting experience.
About Selena Gomez:
Grammy and Emmy nominated Selena Gomez is one of the most globally and culturally celebrated artist, actor, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist of her generation. As are cording artist, Gomez has sold more than 210 million singles worldwide and over 45 billion global streams. Selena received a Grammy nomination for her most recent project Revelación her first all-Spanish EP. Gomez has scored multiple film/TV roles with A-List directors includingAdam McKay and Jim Jarmusch, and starred opposite A-list actors including Timothée Chalamet, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bill Murray. As a producer, she has produced the hit Netflix series “13Reasons Why;” and the lauded Netflix docu-series “Living Undocumented.” Gomez executive produces and appears on the buzz worthy HBO Max cooking series “Selena + Chef.” Currently,Selena executive produces and stars in the critically acclaimed Hulu series “Only Murders in theBuilding” opposite comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short which returned for a second season this summer. Gomez received a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in aComedy Series as well as a SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.