Wizkid’s multi-platinum single “Essence” featuring Tems reaches an historic milestone on Billboard‘s R&B/hip-hop airplay chart, where it became the first song to stay in the Top 10 for a full year.

Wizkid and tems Essence hit billboard

Wizkid and tems “Essence” hit billboard. The song entered the chart on the Aug. 21, 2021, and has remained there ever since. In other words, it stayed inside the top ten for a total of 52 weeks (or 784 days) as of the list dated Aug. 13, 2012.

According to Luminate, a source told Billboard.com that the anniversary is secured by the song sliding 3-4 despite a five percent gain in weekly audience to 16.7 million in the week ending August 4th.

Wizkid and Tems “Essence” was initially released in October 2020. However, it impacted the U.S.- based Billboard charts in summer of 2021.

Wizkid and tems Essence hit billboard

The track premiered at R&B/Hip-Hop in July 2021 at No. 43 and climbed into the Top 10 with a 11-7 rise on the chart dated Aug 21, 2021.

Two weeks later, after being released, the song was reached No. 1 and stay there for 27 consecutive weeks — tied for the second longest run at the top since we began tracking the chart back in 1993.

In the past year, Chris Brown released two songs, “No Guidance” featuring Drake and “Go Crazy,” featuring Young Thug’s. Both songs were successful, charting at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100. However, “Go Crazy” was able to stay longer on the charts than “No Guidance.” “No Guidance” lasted 27 weeks, whereas “Go Crazy” stayed on the charts for 29 weeks in 2020-21.

Wizkid and tems Essence hit billboard

As “Essence” continues its historic journey, we take a look at the songs that have had the most weeks in the Top 10 on the R&R/Hip-Hop airplay chart:

52, “Essence,” Wizkid featuring Tems, 2021-22

49, “Adorn,” Miguel, 2012-13

48, “No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake, 2019-20

48, “Go Crazy,” Chris Brown & Young Thug, 2020-21

41, “On Chill,” Wale featuring Jeremih, 2019-20

39, “Damage,” H.E.R., 2021

35, “Needed Me,” Rihanna, 2016-17

34, “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai, 2018

33, “Ballin’,” Mustard & Roddy Ricch, 2019-20

31, “Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic, 2021


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