Essence’ by Nigerian Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid, featuring fast-rising singer Temilade Openiyi aka Tems, has topped the Billboard Hot 100, debuting as no. 82, thereby marking a major win for the singers.
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The Billboard made the announcement and verification on their official Billboard Charts Instagram page @billboard, where they said “Essence” debuted at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list.
According to the post, it also verified that that was Tem’s first chart appearance.
“@wizkidayo’s “Essence,” featuring @temsbaby, debuts at No. 82 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns Tems her first career entry on the chart,” Billboard said.
Wizkid’s third chart entry followed the success of “ One Dance,” which peaked at No. 1 in 2016.