By John Ikani
Superstar musician Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, has become the first Nigerian and African recording artiste in history to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with her feature on Future’s ‘Wait For U.’
Breaking the news in a tweet on Monday, Billboard wrote: “@1future’s ‘Wait For U,’ featuring @Drake & @temsbaby, officially debuts at No. 1 on this week’s #Hot100.
“It earns Future his second No. 1 hit, Drake his 10th and Tems her first.”
It earns Future his second No. 1 hit, Drake his 10th and Tems her first.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) May 9, 2022
It is believed that no African artiste has ever achieved the feat before.
Tems has become the first African woman to have a no. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit for her feature on Future's Wait For U ft. Drake & Tems.
She is the first African Artiste to debut at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) May 9, 2022
The 26-year-old vocalist has been enjoying massive attention in the international music space since the reception of ‘Essence’, a collaborative song with Wizkid, the Grammy award winner.
“Wait For U” was released on April 29 on Future’s album I Never Liked You via Freebandz/Epic Records, and its official video premiered on May 5. The song is the 1,137th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history, and the 61st to debut at the top
Watch Wait For U HERE: