Fireboy DML “Peru” Remix Debuts on Billboard Hot 100

Another win for Afropop

If you need any reminder that Afropop is set to have a global explosion in the biggest music market in the world, news of Fireboy DML’s Ed Sheeran-featuring remix of “Peru” debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 should suffice as proof of the genre’s staying power. 


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The news was confirmed by chart tracking account, Chart Data, on Monday, earning the singer his first entry on the Billboard chart. Now at No.97 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Peru (Remix),” joins a recent slew of Afropop singles breaking into the American market, with Fireboy DML becoming the fourth Nigerian to have a song debut on the charts, following Wizkid, Tems, and CKay for “Essence” and “Love Nwantiti” respectively, with all three songs still on the charts concurrently.

Since its release in July 2021, “Peru” has risen to become one of the leading Afropop records in the world, peaking at #1 on UK R&B Chart, #2 on UK Singles Chart, #3 on New Zealand Hot Singles, #11 on Irish Singles Chart, #13 on UK Indie, #18 on Dutch Single Top 100, #31 in Switzerland, #35 in Sweden, #44 on Billboard Global 200, #49 on Canadian Hot 100.

Additionally, the song spent its first week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. list for the week Jan. 29. after topping global Triller charts with his chart-topping remix. 

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