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The Mzansi Youth Choir Amazingly Transformed Rema and Selena Gomez's Hit "Calm Down"

The America's Got Talent Season 18 Finalists put a fresh take on the hit tune. 

By Jackie Manno

America's Got Talent Season 18 finalists Mzansi Youth Choir collaborated with Grammy winning South African composer and producer Wouter Kellerman for an reimagined cover of one of the biggest hits of 2022: "Calm Down" by Rema and Selena Gomez. 

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During their totally revamped rendition, they broke out in soulful harmonies while a gorgeous flute accompanied them. 

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What to know about "Calm Down" by Rema and Selena Gomez

Originally recorded by Rema for his 2022 debut studio album Rave & Roses, the remix featuring Selena Gomez reached the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. 

“The success of ‘Calm Down’ highlighted several crucial lessons: Solid partnerships, a competent team and an artist aligned with the vision are indispensable for global success, while the ability to adapt and capitalize on every opportunity, as well as maintaining momentum, emerged as key strategies,” Tega Oghenejobo, COO of Rema's record label Mavin Records, told Billboard in 2023. “And collaborations, exemplified by Rema and Selena Gomez, underscore the potential for unexpected pairings to achieve remarkable results.”