The song by Nigeria’s Ayodeji Balogun, also known as Wizkid, featuring fast rising singer Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems, “Essence” has topped the Billboard Hot 100, debuting as number 82, thereby marking a major win for the singers.
Billboard is an American magazine and website that produces news, video, opinion, reviews, events and style related to the music industry.
It is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.
It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm and operates several TV shows.
Billboard made the announcement and verification on their official Billboard Charts Instagram page: @billboard, where it said “Essence” debuted at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
According to the post, it also verified that this is Tem’s first chart appearance.
“@wizkidayo’s ‘Essence,’ featuring @temsbaby, debuts at No. 82 on this week’s #Hot100. It earned Tems her first career entry on the chart,” Billboard said.
Wizkid’s third chart entry followed the success of “One Dance” which peaked at No. 1 in 2016.
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