Essence hit song released on 30th October, 2020 by Music Label Columbia composed by Wizkid featuring Tems is now Silver certified on BRIT Awards on 3rd September, 2021.
“Essence” is a song by Nigerian singer Wizkid, released on 30 October 2020 as the 11th track from his fourth studio album, Made in Lagos. It features Nigerian singer Tems, who wrote the song alongside Wizkid. “Essence” was produced by P2J and Legendury Beatz. The “sensual” song sees the duo express their desire for each other. A music video was released on 9 April 2021, shot in Accra, Ghana. “Essence” is the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. Another version with an additional feature from Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released on 13 August 2021.
After the song garnered popularity, Tems said that although she was “happy” with her first recording of the song, she felt her verse could have been better. However, Wizkid and his team thought her vocals were great and ultimately kept it. Tems recalled hearing the song “in the most random places”, while in Los Angeles.
The Nigerian Singer and Songwriter, Wizkid aka Wizzy, aka Big Wiz, Machala or Starboy has another record to his name. Wizkid Essence song with Tems has got them a BRIT certifies silver to his record.
The BRIT Awards (often simply called the BRITs) are the British Phonographic Industry’s annual popular music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of “British”, “Britain”, or “Britannia” (in the early days the awards were sponsored by Britannia Music Club), but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show.
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) Ltd is the British recorded music industry’s trade association. It runs the BRIT Awards, the Classic BRIT Awards, National Album Day, is home to the Mercury Prize, and co-owns the Official Charts Company with the Entertainment Retailers Association, and awards UK music sales through the BRIT Certified Awards.
BPI represents the UK’s recorded music industry, which is one of the most exciting and thriving music sectors in the world. British artists account for one in eight albums purchased by fans around the globe. The BPI administers the BRIT Certified Platinum, Gold and Silver awards scheme for music releases in the United Kingdom. The level of the award varies depending on the format of the release (albums, singles or music videos) and the level of sales achieved. Although the awards program was for many years based on the level of shipments by record labels to retailers, since July 2013 certifications have been automatically allocated by the BPI upon the relevant sales thresholds being achieved in accordance with Official Charts Company data.