Temilade Openiyi, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, who is popularly known as Temz, has achieved a new feat. She has beaten American female music stars to a new record on the Billboard chart. The Nigerian achieved the rare feat after her song ‘Free Mind’ broke the record for longest running number one by a female artist in Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart history.
The song maintained its position at number one on the chart this week, making it a total of 17 weeks at peak, which is a record by any female artiste. The song debuted on the main chart, Billboard Hot 100 last year, making Tems the first Nigerian female soloist to appear as a lead on the chart. ‘Free Mind,” which is off Tems’ debut Extended Play (EP) has earned millions of streams in the United States across major digital streaming platforms.