WizKid’s “Essence” with Tems and Justin Bieber has cracked the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and subsequently made history.
According to Baller Alert, this news is not only a celebratory moment for Tems and WizKid — who has now secured his first top 10 as a solo artist and second hit since Drake’s 2016 smash “One Dance” — but for Nigerian music as a whole. “Essence” is reportedly the first Nigerian song in history to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
While several of WizKid and Tems’ fans are excited for the artists to, many of them have expressed disappointment in the Justin Bieber-assisted remix getting the big push on the Billboard charts. “Even tho that song didn’t need no other body,” one user wrote in response to Baller Alert‘s report. “Bravo,” another user wrote, congratulating Tems and WizKid before criticizing Justin Bieber’s involvement. “I prefer the original version that’s been Gentrified with Bieber.”
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Do you think that “Essence” still has enough steam to potentially top the charts? Let us know in the comments if WizKid and Tem’s instant classic track is still in your playlist.