Wizkid Drops 'Essence' Remix Featuring Justin Bieber
By Lauren Crawford
August 13, 2021
The song-of-the-summer just got a pop remix.
The afrobeats artist released the un-remixed track, which is currently at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, earlier this summer. Since its release, it's been called the "song-of-the-summer" by everyone including the Biebs, who also proclaimed the moniker when announcing the "Essence" remix's arrival.
"That song has become emblematic of being back outside," CEO/chairman of Def Jam Tunji Balogun, who signed WizKid to RCA Records in 2017, recently told Billboard. "Then, a narrative on the internet started about the song being the song of the summer — and we took that energy and ran with it."