Starboy records CEO Wizkid Hails Tems As ‘Essence’ Goes Platinum In USA this year 2021.
Grammy award-winning singer, Wizkid, has achieved another feat with his 2020 song, “Essence”, which features fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Tems. The song reached platinum status barely a month after it was certified gold in the US.
According to the BRITS Certified Awards website, songs are awarded platinum status when they achieve 600,000 units of sales. The records are awarded the gold status for 400,000 units and silver for 200,000 units, but this would be based on Official Charts Company data.
Tems’ manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, shared a video on his Instagram story, where Tems and Wizkid were receiving the certification plaque. This comes after the duo performed “Essence” together for the first time on stage in the United States.
He continued, ”We have a Platinum record and I just want to say thank you to everyone involved in this from Tems to the producers, Legendary beats, these are my brothers from way back. I want to say we made a good beat.
”Thanks to the whole team for believing in the dreams from early, to my fans I appreciate you all and I pray God blesses all of you.”
The song becomes his second to be certified this year after his 2017 song, “Come Closer”, featuring Canadian rapper, Drake, was certified platinum and gold in the UK and Australia respectively in April.
Garnering the attention of American stars such as Snoop Dogg and Kylie Jenner, “Essence” became popular with the American audience earlier this year.
The remixed version of the song featured Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber, who tagged it as, ‘song of the summer.’
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