In what has been described as a huge win for Afrobeats, Wizkid and Tems’ hit song, “Essence” has debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Wizkid and Tems in Essence music video
“Essence” debuted at No. 82 on the fiercely competitive Billboard’s Hot 100 list, on Monday, July 12, 2021, the official Billboard Charts Twitter page revealed.
“@wizkidayo’s “Essence,” featuring @temsbaby, debuts at No. 82 on this week’s #Hot100,” Billboard Charts wrote.
It also revealed that it is the first career entry on the chart for Tems.
As for Wizkid, it is his third appearance on the charts, after “One Dance” hit No. 1 in 2016 and “Brown Skin Girl” peaked at number 76 in 2019.
“Essence” was released as the 11th track on “Made In Lagos”, the fourth studio album by Wizkid which was released in October last year.
The 14-track project features global heavyweights like Damian Marley, Skepta, H.E.R, Ella Mai and Burna Boy.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.