New York, September 13, 2023- The star-studded MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) ceremony last night was not without its share of surprises and memorable moments.

One of the standout highlights of the evening was the triumphant win of “Calm Down,” a collaborative track between Nigerian sensation Rema and international pop icon Selena Gomez, in the category of “Best Afrobeats Song.”

The announcement, met with thunderous applause and excitement from the audience, marked a significant moment for both artists.

“Calm Down,” a fusion of Afrobeats rhythms and pop melodies, showcased the versatility of Rema and Selena Gomez, bringing together two vastly different music worlds. The song’s success resonated with fans and music enthusiasts worldwide, making it a deserving recipient of the prestigious award.

Rema, the young prodigy from Nigeria, expressed his gratitude, saying, “I’m truly honored to be recognized for our work on ‘Calm Down.’ Collaborating with Selena was a dream come true, and this award is a testament to the power of music in transcending boundaries.”

Selena Gomez, known for her chart-topping hits and global fanbase, also shared her excitement about the win, stating, “Music knows no borders, and ‘Calm Down’ was a beautiful journey of cultural exchange. Thank you to the MTV VMAs for celebrating diversity in music.”

The “Best Afrobeats Song” category was introduced by MTV to acknowledge the growing influence and popularity of Afrobeats music on the global stage. It serves as a platform to recognize artists who have contributed significantly to the genre’s global recognition and acceptance.

The competition in this category was fierce, with several other notable Afrobeats tracks vying for the award. Still, “Calm Down” emerged as the clear winner, solidifying its place in music history.

As Rema and Selena Gomez graciously accepted their award, the music industry and fans alike celebrated this unique collaboration’s success, reaffirming the power of music to unite people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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