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Tems becomes first Nigerian act to peak no. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Tems has become the first Nigerian artiste to earn a number 1 placement on Billboard Hot 100 after her collaboration on “Wait For U” with Future and Drake soars in at No. 1 on the songs chart.

This new score adds up to the sensational afropop & r ‘n’ B singers enviable Billboard recognition. She had already earned two US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with her collaboration with Drake on the song “Fountains” from his album “Certified Lover Boy”, and the Wizkid “Essence” off his 2020 LP “Made In Lagos”.

“Wait For U” is from Future’s new LP “I Never Liked You” on April 29, via Freebandz/Epic Records, while its official video premiered May 5, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The track joins three others from the set that debut in the Hot 100’s top 10: “Puffin on Zootiez,” at No. 4, and “712PM,” at No. 8, and “I’m Dat N***a,” at No. 10.

The track arrives as the 1,137th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history, and the 61st to enter on top. The song bows with 40.2 million streams, 7.9 million radio airplay audience impressions and 6,400 downloads sold in the April 29-May 5 tracking week, according to Luminate.

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