Nigerian Afrofusion superstar is not done racking in big wins.
The Grammy-award-winning singer’s song “Ye” off his “Outside” album has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Burna Boy took to his Twitter to announce the big win writing;
Still Striving 🙏🏾🦍 pic.twitter.com/553Mn0eBAh
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) May 4, 2021
The singer’s mum and manager Bose “Namix” Ogulu also shared the big news on her Instagram with the caption;
“Just took this door off its hinges, Outside is the best place to be.
Ye certified Gold in the USA.
Steady counting still.”
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Ye, released in 2018 becomes the fastest Nigerian song to be certified Gold by the RIAA. Burna joins other Nigerian artists — Davido with “If” and Wizkid with “Come Closer” — who have earned Gold status in the US.
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The RIAA certification in the US is based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
A Gold record is a single or album that sells 500,000 units in either records, tapes, or compact discs.
“Ye” peaked on No. 26 and 31 on Billboard’s BillboardMainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and R&B/Hip-hop Airplay charts in its year of release.
The song earned 11 million views across American streaming platforms within seven months of its release. The video which Burna Boy says “essentially shows the unrelenting nature of Nigerians” is currently at 137 million views on YouTube. “Ye” is arguably the singer’s biggest song; a tune he never fails to thrill fans to in his performances across the world.
Congratulations to Burna and his team on this one!
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