Burna Boy’s “Ye” Has Been Certified Gold

Afrobeats superstar and Grammy award winner, Burna Boy stays winning as his single “Ye” has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

An excited Burna took to his Instagram page to share the news and wrote in the caption:

“YE” off the OUTSIDE album is Gold in US. I’m thankful for the love and support, we go again!


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‘Ye’, an R&B/Hip Hop track taken off the “Outside” album, was released on August 6, 2018, under the label Atlantic Records.

With this new feat added to his outstanding international achievement, ‘Ye’ becomes the fastest Nigerian song to be certified ‘Gold’ by RIAA.Burnaboy’s performance of ‘Ye’ at the 2021 Grammys.

The RIAA awards certification is based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. In order for a single or album to be certified Gold it has to sell 500,000 units (records, tapes or compact discs).

‘Ye’ peaked at number 26 and 31 on Billboard’s BillboardMainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and R&B/Hip-hop Airplay charts, respectively. It won ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Listener’s Choice’ at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. It also won ‘Song of the Year’ and was nominated for ‘Best Pop Single’ and ‘Best Recording of the Year’ at The Headies 2019.