Tems becomes first African woman to have a No 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit with banger Wait For U

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Her feature on Future's WAIT FOR U single earned Tems her first No 1 song on the famous Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Her feature on Future's WAIT FOR U single earned Tems her first No 1 song on the famous Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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She released her first album Illumination in 2018. Four years later, she's gaining global recognition, making history and putting her country, Nigeria, and the continent on the map in the entertainment industry. 

Temilade Openiyi, who is better known by her stage name Tems, this week officially earned her first No 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making history as the first female artist from Africa to reach these heights.

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The achievement comes after her feature on US rapper Future's new album, I Never Liked You. He also features Canadian rapper Drake on the song titled Wait For U.

The feature earns Future his second No 1 hit, Drake his 10th, and Tems her first.

Tems is no stranger to working with Drake and to Billboard success too, she was recently featured by the award-winning rapper on his chart-topping album Certified Lover Boy. The collaboration earned her a spot in the US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, for their single Fountains.

She and Nigerian star Wizkid's hit single Essence became the first Nigerian song to crack the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The 26-year-old was ranked number one on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart and number five on the Emerging Artist chart. 

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