Global hitmaker Rema returns with Holiday and Reason You, a double-sided single to mark his first solo release since dropping his debut album Rave & Roses last year. Both singles showcase a new, evolved sound for Rema with up-tempo Holiday reflecting on his struggles and the sacrifices he has made in his life – from Benin City to his debut EP in 2019 – highlighting his self-belief despite doubts, criticism and rejection. On the flip, Rema transports the listener through his enchanting, meditative vocals on Reason You, a song dedicated to a particular individual who has caught his eye.
Rema is best known worldwide for his hit single Calm Down, which hit No. 6 on The UK Official Charts, and No. 1 on the Billboard Global (Excl. U.S) chart, and has become the best performing Afrobeats video on Youtube of all time. Calm Down has received unwavering support across India and The UAE, it was the first No. 1 single on the debut MENA chart, and now Rema is the 65th most streamed artist on Spotify with over 37 million monthly listeners, the highest amount an artist from Africa has ever achieved. At the end of 2022, Rema’s sold-out worldwide tour proved why he has continued to be one of the most hyped artists in the global game. His two sold-out Brixton shows in London boasted surprise appearances from Skepta, Dave and Fireboy DML, to name a few, with Rema’s high-energy performance impressing the harshest of critics.
Marking a year since his debut album dropped, Rema’s star has continued to shine brighter than ever, proving the immense impact Afrobeats has had on the world. Rema has grown up in front of everyone’s eyes and has known the potential he held inside from day one. Now 22 years old, 2023 is a coming-of-age year for the Afrorave pioneer who will continue to grow, create and leave his Divine mark on music.
Listen to Holiday and Reason You here: