How Tems goes from losing the Next rated to debuting on Billboard Hot 100.
Tems growth rapidly increases as she solidifies the top spot of the table after her debut single “Try me” in 2019, and now she tours the whole US and features the top dawgs in the world music space to debut on Billboard Hot 100.
The Nigerian alt-R&B singer becomes the ‘coloured apple fruit in the field’ her single received accolades across every music platform, landing her invitation to perform at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest concert in December 2019.
2020 was a total turnaround for her, dropping a chart-topping EP and back to back appearance in Barack Obama’s music playlists, “For Broken Ears” EP is an Afro&B, Soul, Afro-pop genre, with “Damages” as her lead single, she produced and co-produced almost all tracks.
Her EP went number 1 on the Official Nigeria albums top chart, damages peaked in top 5 in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, For Broken Ears” EP charted and still charting in UK apple & iTunes music chart since released.
Her Collaboration with Wizkid is top tier, Essence making waves and charting well in the US and the United Kingdom, also has sold 2x platinum Certification in two years of release.
Her back to back appearance in Barack Obama‘s summer playlist and favourite songs of 2020 inches a blueprint;
1. Khalid – Know Your Worth Remix feat. Davido & Tems
2. Wizkid – Essence feat. Tems
In 2020, she Bagged Next rated Nomination at the 14th headies award.
In a nutshell, tems is on top of her game in the industry with the remarkable impacts and style she has created within the little space of time, saves to expect steady growth from her craft.
Over time, Nigerian music has had a number of watershed moments over the year which saw Tems ignite to renovate her sound and re-establish the supreme reign and dominance in 2021.
Tems practically had 2021 on lockdown and in 2022, it’s manifested, blazing through charts in Nigeria, Africa, and on America’s hallowed Billboard Top 30 among others.
A prominent voice and impressive record producer among the Nigerian new wave of alternative music, most mainstream music partakers remain new to the history of the self-titled Rebel Gang leader.
In an unprecedented turn of events, Made in Lagos’ global success simmered into sousing up one song on the album, Essence featuring Tems, with several American personalities from Kylie Jenner to Snoop Dogg and more, posting up videos of themselves vibing to it.
Also in 2022, American rapper and megastar, Future, rolled out his I Never Liked You album in style, dropping a little bomb on Nigerians and the global music community with an announcement that Tems was featured on his album and the song off the album with Tems is expected to debut at number 1 at Billboard.