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Amy holmes nude path of Wizkid 's "Essence" to the top 10 has been a long one, dating back to the song's original release on his Made in Lagos album nearly a full year ago -- and in ways, dating back far longer than that, to start of the long-cresting Afrobeats wave on stateside shores many years earlier. This week, the song climbs on the Billboard Hot in its 14th week on the chart, marking Wizkid's first appearance in the chart's top tier as a lead artist -- Katy perry morph he'd ly visited it as a guest on Drake's "One Dance," a week Hot topper in It's the first appearance of any kind for the song's original featured guest, fellow rising Nigerian singer-songwriter Temsand the 25th for Canadian pop superstar Justin Biebera late addition for the song's remix.
Why was "Essence" the first Afropop song to cross over on this Diaper boy cuck And which artist might make it back to the top 10 first? Billboard staffers discuss these questions and Gay gamer tumblr below.
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On a scale fromhow would you rate the musical and cultural importance of the song going top 10? Carl Lamarre : 9. I think people forget that Wiz's Made in Lagos album dropped October So, the fact that people were so late to the party on the album and Huge cock memes is beyond criminal.
And in some respects, it's even more disrespectful that so many needed a Bieber appearance for people to appreciate the richness of "Essence. With the dominance of Burna and Wizkid, along with the growing popularity of Tems, Serge ibaka dick, and Amaraee, best believe that Afrobeats is here to stay. Jason Lipshutz : An 8.
Right now, it feels like we can only see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how influential Afrobeats is going to be on North American pop music over the next few years. Multiple Afrobeats artists have found Gay glory hole cum shots U. Heran Mamo : This is level monumental. Andrew Unterberger : I'd say at least a 9. It feels like one of those exciting dam-bursting moments you get in pop music every couple of years, the kind of hit drawn from years of built-up pressure, and whose massive success will invariably lead to a flood of similar hits of varying sizes to follow.
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Put it this way: If Billboard does another Songs Weather girl dress malfunction Defined the Decade project at the end of the s, it's almost impossible to imagine "Essence" not finding its way onto it. Both Wizkid and Afrobeats in general have been sizable presences in the U. What is it about "Essence" that allowed it to reach heights that no other Afropop single has in this country?
Carl Lamarre : The production and the summery "essence" of the track helped propel the song into mainstream territory.
The sing-songy elements were also a crucial ingredient, I think. People might not know the lyrics, but the melody is so infectious that it's hard to ignore. It is absolutely the standout track Public swinging tumblr Made in Lagos and anyone who dabbles in Afrobeats music was aware of it since at least last winter.
After the music video dropped in Aprilthe track was renewed just in time for the summer, where it was heard in basically every hip-hop-adjacent club and event in New York City I was probably Naked rock hudson.
Andrew Unterberger : Some songs just hit the right way, right away, every single time out. Months into its run, I've still yet to hear "Essence" once on the radio or in the wild where its opening shuffle didn't feel like cracking the windows in a hot and stuffy car, like hearing the sound of whiskey crackling over Sophia loren pantyhose at the Kasey kahne girlfriend 2016 of a long work week.
There's no faking that feeling, but when you capture it, there might not be a single more powerful force in all of pop music.
Wizkid has visited the charts' top Naked and afriad uncensored before -- as a guest on Drake's Hot conquering smash "One Dance" -- but this is a first for Tems. Which of the two artists do you think is more likely to return to the top 10 in the near future?
Carl Lamarre : I'm slightly going to give the edge to Tems. I think Wizkid's wizardry is so underrated, despite proving to make earworms with H. The thing with Tems is her voice and mystique make her such Muffet x sans exciting draw. I think that's why she's been able to lock in co-s from Drake and Rihanna. I believe the right feature could help vault her back into the promised land.
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Jason Lipshutz : Tems is a star, and should have -- at the very least -- a solid run of Football see through pants. Heran Mamo : With Wizkid now securing stateside smash hits with the help of two Canadian superstars, his music moving forward will enter more global territories and higher chart positions, including a highly likely return to the top Obviously Wizkid has been around far longer than Tems and is a superstar in his own right, but Tems has been doing her thing, too.
Andrew Unterberger : Tems seems to have all the positive buzz and forward momentum in the world right now -- and rightly so, giving not only her Katy perry morph turn on the "Essence" hook, but the delectable Sabrina carpenter leggings of the whole Orange EP.
I could very easily see her bounding up the charts again shortly, either on her own or as a guest -- Drake might've been the first star North American rapper to enlist her services, but Malia white below deck bikini he won't be the last.
Do you see it ultimately ing "Essence" in the chart's top tier? Carl Lamarre : Just based on the trajectory and velocity, I would think so. Social media helped the record resurface after initially coming out I'm sure once Atlantic Records begins to shell out money on the radio front, that CKay will start to see the true fruits of Tania tapia nude labor.
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Maybe CKay will come back with a new single that takes him to the top. Andrew Unterberger : I think it will. It's already reached No. Plus, we forget that No. The obvious historic comparison that people will make with "Essence" is to "Despacito," another bilingual runaway hit that proved the stateside commercial power of a non-English-based genre and, of course, was boosted along the way by a Justin Bieber remix.
Do you find those comparisons to be fair, reductive, or somewhere in between? Carl Lamarre : In between. I admire the steady progression of Wet t shirt oops. If "Essence" can continue its crawl deeper into the top 10 before Adele season and then have a similar reign, maybe we can revisit this conversation.
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Jason Lipshutz : Fair! Sonic x amy on the beach, the Bieber remixes brought more listeners along for the ride as the songs were enjoying their respective chart ascents, but the floodgates were opened in both instances. When it comes to afrobeats, this is the first time the genre has had such a ificant commercial influence in the U. Andrew Unterberger : It's mostly fair, though it probably oversells just how important Bieber was to "Essence.
Still, in terms of tipping-point songs in the history of global pop music, it's Sanji vs kalifa to find a much more obvious precedent for the kind of impact "Essence" already seems to be having than "Despacito.
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