Tems becomes first Nigerian artist to debut at No.1 on Billboard Hot 100
Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, a Nigerian superstar, who has two songs on Billboard’s top ten list, including one at number one, in less than a year, has become the first Nigerian artist in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Last year, her collaboration with Wizkid earned her a Billboard Top 10 hit. With ‘Essence,’ Wizkid became the first African musician to have a song in the Top 10 Billboard chart as a lead artist, and Tems’ first Top 10 hit.
Months later, Tems collaborates with Drake and Future on the song ‘Wait For U,’ which appears on Future’s LP album ‘I Never Liked You,’ and debuts at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 – Future’s second, Drake’s tenth, and Tems’ first.
.@1future's "Wait For U," featuring @Drake & @temsbaby, officially debuts at No. 1 on this week's #Hot100.— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) May 9, 2022
It earns Future his second No. 1 hit, Drake his 10th and Tems her first.