Tems makes solo debut on Billboard Hot 100 with “Free Mind”
Tems Makes First Billboard Hot 100 Entry As Lead With ‘Free Mind’
Tems debuts as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Free Mind”
This week, the song debuted at number 90 on the top American chart as one of the new additions.
Billboard Charts announcing the news on their verified Twitter account wrote;
“@temsbaby’s “Free Mind” debuts at No. 90 on this week’s #Hot100.”
Though Tems has previously charted on Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Essence’ alongside Wizkid, ‘Fountain’ with Drake, and Future’s ‘Wait For U’ which debuted top of the chart, ‘Free Mind’ is her first entry as a lead artist.
She now joins Ckay and Burna Boy as the only Nigerians with a solo single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
She currently has two songs on the chart as her collaboration with Future and Drake ‘Wait For U’ is charting at number 5 this week.
‘Free Mind’ was released off Tems’ 2020 EP ‘For Broken Ears’.
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Previously, “Free Mind” peaked at number one on the US Afrobeats Songs chart on 21 June 2022.
This good news comes days after the singer bagged another major bragging right by landing a feature on the soundtrack of Marvel Studios movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Marvel Studios released the first teaser to the long-awaited and highly anticipated movie on Sunday, and Tems performed a rendition of “No Woman No Cry” by the late reggae legend, Bob Marley.
Her manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, confirmed that Tems was featured on the soundtrack on Twitter.
Grateful to the amazing people at @MarvelStudios. BIG LOVE to the legend Ryan Coogler.
It’s @temsbaby on the official Black panther 2 trailer. My father in heaven. Thank you once again
Rest in peace @chadwickboseman”
Previously, Tems was unveiled as a songwriter on the song “Move” by American pop royalty, Beyonce. The song is off Beyonce’s forthcoming album “Renaissance”.