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What you need to know about Wizkid and Tems' song 'Essence', it's charts and records

"Essence" is part of the tracklist of Wizkid's "Made In Lagos Album", it was released on 30 October 2020 as the 11th track from the Superstar fourth studio album "Made In Lagos".

Essence is the most successful song from the Made In Lagos Album as it has been on people's lips from it's release date up to this very moment.

It feature fast rising Nigeria singer Temilade Openiyi popularly known as "Tems". Wizkid and Tems were able to blend perfectly well in the song, this gave the song a perfect Melody.

Essence is a "sensual" song as it lyrics tells the story of a person yearning for the touch and love of his/her lover, the song was accepted by many as it was released during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic when loved ones were separated from each other because of the pandemic. It video was shot at Ghana and was released on 9 April 2021.

Producers: P2J and Legendary beatz 

Genre: Afrobeats and R&B

Songwriters: Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid) and Temidayo Openiyi (Tems)

Lebel: Starboy and RCA

After the release of the song in October, Essence became the first Nigerian song to chart on Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. Essence has also been charting on different chatrs since it's released date, below are the list of the most important charts of "Essence" and it's position in 2021.

1. Global 200 (Billboard) - 104

2. New Zealand hot singles (RMNZ) - 28

3. UK Afrobeats Shingles (Official charts company) - 1

4. UK singles (OCC) - 47

5. US Billboard Hot 100 - 54

6. US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs (Billboard) - 18

7. US Rhythmic (Billboard) - 25 

8. US Rolling Stone Top 100 - 63

9. US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) - 1 

However, the listed charts above are not all for Essence as the song made quite a lot of numbers after it was released and it can also be considered one of the most successful songs for both Wizkid and Tems.

Today August 13 2021, a "Remix of Essence" was released which feature Popular Canadian Singer Justin Bieber.

Essence is expected to receive a Grammy award as the song is considered one of the best songs of the summer.

Many celebrity such as; Jesse Lingard (footballer), Rihanna (musician), Marcello (footballer) and many other have been seen on vidoes vibing to the song.

Do you love Essence as a song? Do you think "Essence" needs a Grammy recognition? Drop your comment below.

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