The collaboration marks Gomez’s first collaboration of 2022 and follows her guest appearance on Coldplay’s 2021 single, “Let Somebody Go,” taken from the British rock band’s ninth studio album, The music of the spheres. Meanwhile, Rema has been busy teaming up with several R&B and hip-hop artists, including Chris Brown, AJ Traceyand 6 MISSING.
Gomez and Rema announced their collaboration shortly after a video of Gomez meeting Rema backstage at his Rave & Roses World Tour began making the rounds on social media before quickly going viral. After the pair’s meeting, the Rare Beauty founder posted a black and white photo of herself and Rema with a GIF caption that read “coming soon” to an August. 17 Instagram Stories.
“Calm Down” is the second single from Rave & Roses, Rema’s debut studio album. In 2022, the Nigerian Afro-fusion artist has both climbed the charts and taken steps on the road. “Soundgasm”, the lead single from his debut album, peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard american afrobeat songs diagram. “Calm Down” has since reached No. 56 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S chart, and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs.
Heading to Rema is the more dated Rave & Roses World Tour – in the coming weeks the star will make stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Toronto and Montreal.
Stream Rema and selena gomez‘s remix of “Calm Down” below.