50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ becomes diamond certified, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ becomes first collaboration to spend a full year on Billboard’s Pop Song Chart, Neymar sends message after undergoing surgery. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest, which summarizes five of the hottest global news stories you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
1. 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ becomes diamond certified
Get Rich Or Die Trying hit, In Da Club has officially earned diamond status by the RIAA, making it his first track to earn such a distinction. On Wednesday, November 1, the Queens rapper surpassed over 1.2 billion Spotify streams and 1.8 billion YouTube views on its music video. The 2003 single, on average, receives 42 million streams per week worldwide. Fifty celebrated the feat via Instagram by posting the cover art from GRoDT along with a graphic of the diamond certification.
“In Da Club has officially reached Diamond,” the rapper wrote. “10,000,000 singles sold. The 43rd Hip Hop song to go Diamond, 121 songs of all time to do it. I feel good I’m that thing 50cent.” Diamond certification is one of the highest-held certifications. There are only about 120 songs that have had that certification in history.
2. Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ becomes first collaboration to spend a full year on Billboard’s Pop Song Chart
.and ‘s “Calm Down” becomes the first collaboration in history to spend over a full year on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
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hit song, “Calm Down” featuring , has become the first collaboration in history to spend over a full year on the Pop Songs airplay chart. The hit track has garnered massive international recognition, setting numerous records on the US Billboard Charts. Calm Down etched its name in history as the first African song to top the Pop Songs Chart, with Chart Data proclaiming it as the “longest-charting and most successful African song of all time.”
According to reports, the song spent 57 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The collaboration with Gomez opened the door for the powerful tune to gain massive popularity outside Africa. To date, the top-charting track has secured the Best Afrobeat category at the MTV Video Music Awards, and Rema delivered a live performance of the song during the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.
3. South Africa: Nasty C shares snippet 2023’s most awaited rap collaboration with Odumodublvck
Amidst online debates on possible rap battles between Nigerian and South African rappers,has shared a snippet of an upcoming collaboration with popular Nigerian rapper, . The award-winning South African rapper was live at the Obi House on Monday, where he shared the snippet with music lovers who had attended the event. Although Nasty C has not confirmed the release date of the project, his collaboration with Odumodublvck was one many did not see coming following the ongoing debate on social media.
4. Ashanti gifts Nelly with a custom 1962 Impala for his birthday
pulled out all the stops for her man’s special day. To celebrate 49th birthday, the singer went out in throwback style. On Tuesday night, she surprised her man with a custom Impala that left the rapper speechless. The “Baby” singer posted highlights from Nelly’s birthday-themed G.I. Moe party on social media to the delight of fans. According to reports, the fresh ride is a candy blue 1962 Impala convertible that features a Corvette L’s motor. The vehicle is also outfitted with Nelly’s record company logo, Derrty.
In her Instagram Story, Ashanti posted when the gifting went down. With a microphone in her hand, she told Nelly “Happy Birthday” and his jaw dropped as he looked forward. Overcome with emotion, he turned around and faced his lady as she hugged him tightly. In the clip, she is heard saying “Play ‘Ride With Me’,” Nelly’s hit song from 2000. “Besides my kids, this is the best gift ever,” Nelly is captured saying in the next frame of her Story.
5. Neymar sends message after undergoing surgery on devastating ACL injury
has undergone successful surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus damage he sustained while on international duty with Brazil. The attacker suffered the injury in a World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay and had the operation on Thursday. It was performed in his homeland by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, a doctor of the Brazilian team and Atletico-MG. The star’s father posted a video on Instagram of Neymar in a hospital bed, adding a prayer to the caption. Neymar also posted a message on his social networks. “Everything will be fine,” he wrote, along with a photo of him with his two children.
Despite the successful operation, the 31-year-old is expected to be kept out of action until at least the end of the season. However, Brazil still hopes to have him fit and available to feature at the Copa America in the United States next summer.
Featured Image: @50cent/Instagram
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