Big Wiz 'Essence' also smashed the US iTunes top 50 chart on July, 31, 2021. 

Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid)

Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ Hits One Million On Shazam, Jumps To No. 59 On Hot 100

On August 6, 2021, Nigerian superstar, Wizkid’s smash hit, ‘Essence‘ smashed one million uses on Shazam.

Wizkid and Tems Essence

Wizkid and Tems

The song, which presently settles fine at No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 accumulated one million searches via the Apple-owned Shazam. In 2020, Master KG’s ‘Jerusalema’ became the most Shazamed song in the world.

On July 31, 2021, ‘Essence’ also cracked the US iTunes top 50 chart.

Some weeks ago, the music track cracked the top 50, which celebrated its rise into the Billboard Hot 100. In 2020, Mr. Eazi’s ‘Oh My God’ featuring Nicki Minaj topped the US iTunes chart within 24 hours of release.

On July 30, 2021, the song also rose to No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On July 20, 2021, the song climbed to No. 72. This comes after the song which features another Nigerian singer Tems cracked the Billboard Bubbling Under Charts for the first time.

This marks an extraordinary success for Big Wiz and Tems, and for African music in general.

Wizkid's 'Essence' Hits One Million On Shazam, Jumps To No. 59 On Hot 100


However, this isn’t Wizkid’s first time on the Hot 100 chart.

He made it into the chart via his features on Drake’s ‘One Dance’ which hit No. 1 in 2016 and Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ which peaked at #76 in 2019.