Wizkid & Tems' 'Essence' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay Chart

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Nigerian singer-songwriter Wizkid's "Essence" has topped Billboard's Adult R&B Airplay chart dated October 16.

Released last October from Wizkid's fourth studio album Made in Lagos, the track features fellow Nigerian singer Tems. The song was co-written by Wizkid and Tems. Justin Bieber was added to "Essence" in August.

The track improved one spot on the strength of a 13 percent jump in plays in the week ending October 10, MRC Data shows.

"Essence" has become the week's most-played song at the radio format's monitored U.S. stations.

This is the first time that a Wizkid song has secure the No. 1 spot on the Adult R&B chart. Likewise, for Tems it is also her first Adult R&B leader.

"Essence" is currently ranked third on the Rhythmic Airplay chart and 25th on Pop Airplay.

The song debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 chart top 10 this week. It is also the first Nigerian song to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

(Photo: Rob Rusling)

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