wizkidthe “essence” attribute of Thames The single reached another level of success in the adult R&B market as their popular single topped Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.
According to Board“Essence” is Wizkid’s first adult R&B No. 1 debut for its third appearance on the chart. She first checked into the charts with a feature on Drake’s “One Dance” with Kayla and Beyoncé and Saint Jean’s “Brown Skin Girl” featuring Blue Ivy Carter.
Right off the Nigerian artist’s second album Made in Lagos, “Essence” first proved its popularity on the charts when it spent four weeks at #1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in September. The single was initially released in April with a . was released with music video pairing Which has now reached 37 million views on YouTube.
“That song has become a symbol of being back out,” he says in an interview. Board. “Then, a narrative started on the Internet that the song was the song of the summer — and we took that energy and ran with it.”
He adds, “We just came out of the worst pandemic… Afrobeats just spreads love around a room when you play it.”
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