Rema Makes History as First African Artist to Win Taiwanese Music Award

Renowned Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, widely known as Rema, has etched his name in the annals of music history by becoming the first African artist to clinch a prestigious Taiwanese music award.

Rema secured this remarkable achievement with his track ‘Calm Down’ remix, featuring American pop sensation Selena Gomez, which was honored as the Best Collaboration of the Year at the 2024 Hito Music Award in the Republic of China.

The accolade, bestowed by Hit FM, Taiwan, was presented during a grand ceremony hosted by DJ Andy, marking a significant milestone in Rema’s burgeoning career. His triumph at the Hito Music Award underscores the global appeal of his music and showcases his ability to transcend cultural boundaries.

In achieving this historic feat, Rema joins an elite league of international musicians who have been recognized by the Taiwanese music industry. Notable among them are American and British artists who have previously graced the winner’s circle at the prestigious event.

Among the celebrated international artists honored by the Hito Music Awards, American pop icon Taylor Swift stands out with an impressive tally of over six awards, cementing her status as a beloved figure in the Taiwanese music scene.

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